Club de Madrid - Digital Tech for 21st Century Democracy

November 8, 2011

Photo courtesy of CdM

New York City, USA. The Club de Madrid recently convened its 10th Anniversary annual conference, “Digital Technologies for 21st Century Democracy.” Former Prime Minister Campbell, one of the driving forces of the Club over that decade, played key roles in both the conference as well as the gala celebration.

On Wednesday, November 9, Ms. Campbell was a discussant during the breakout session examining citizen engagement. The panel was titled, “If We Build It, Will They Come: Why Meaningful Citizen Engagement is Hard.” 
The speakers for the panel were… 
  • Sean Cleary, Founder and Executive Vice-Chair, Future World Foundation; Board Member, IFES (Facilitator)
  • Chat García Ramilo, Women’s Networking Support Programme Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications
  • Susan Pointer, Director, Public Policy & Government Relations, Google Inc., Southern & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Anas Qtiesh, Program Officer, Meedan; Global Voices Online contributor
  • Henry Sweetbaum, Founder and Trustee of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence
Fellow Club de Madrid member, Kjell Magne Bondevik (PM of Norway: 1997-2000; 2001-2005) was also a discussant for the session.

To listen to the panel podcast, visit the AUDIO section of the Conference website.

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