Elianne Ramos To Be a Panelist at 2013 Global Diaspora Forum, hosted by US Department of State and USAID


On Monday, May 13th, Elianne Ramos will be a panelist at the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum, hosted by the U.S. Department of State and USAID and led by the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA) and FleishmanHillard.

“The Power of Communications to Connect the Diaspora” unconference session will be a wide-ranging conversation about communications within and among diaspora communities. The discussion will include thought leaders from the communications and technology sectors, including

  • Robert Boorstin, Public Policy Director, Google
  • Rosalind Jordan, Washington Correspondent, Al Jazeera
  • Aaron Sherinian, Vice President for Communications and Public Relations, United Nations Foundation
  • Sarah Wynn-Williams, Global Public Policy Manager, Facebook

Panelists will provide insights into effective communications and best practices based on their experiences. Building on the results of a preconference survey (which you can take here), panelists will also provide actionable recommendations that diaspora groups of any size can use to connect their communities.

Under the theme of “Where Ideas Meet Action” the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum will demonstrate exemplary initiatives in international development and diplomacy undertaken by diasporans of all generations, and showcase methods of organization and bridge-building that encourage next-generation diasporans to connect with their countries of heritage.

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