From Big Data to Global Diplomacy: Today and Tomorrow

April 2, 2014

Some say “big data” is a usable, practical tool to help foreign policymakers, implementers and analysts increase their understanding of global issues. For example, last year computerized analysis of massive amounts of world press reporting yielded an innovative map of Ukraine’s protest violence useful to any individual grappling with the present and anticipating the future of that region. Can similar analysis of the thoughts, discussions and debates expressed in public social conversation provide meaningful insights for diplomats?

Speakers:

  • Kalev Leetaru, Yahoo! Fellow
  • Will Mayo, GNIP
  • Noel Dickover, US Institute of Peace

This event was co-sponsored with the Master of Science in Foreign Service program.