Internet Advocacy Roundtable - Here Come the Millennials, Politics Beware
We are only just beginning to glimpse at the massive shift in American political dynamics wrought by the internet generation coming of political age. The Millennials, as they are often called, are more than web-savvy, they are web natives. They have grown up using the social web to engage in the world of politics and policy. Evidence by massive turnout in the 2008 primaries, it is clear that all bets are off when it comes to predicting the impact of young Americans on politics and policy, at least based on past behavior. The Millennials use MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter as if they were born with the technology embedded in their psyche.
Join us on Thursday, September 18, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM to share Morley Winograd and Michael Hais's insights on how the Millennial Generation is using new technology to dig deep into politics. Authors of the new book Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics, they will help all of us better understand what the future will bear.
Morley Winograd, Executive Director, Institute for Communication Technology Management, University of Southern California
Michael D. Hais, Former Vice President, Entertainment Research, Frank N. Magid Associates
Morley Winograd is the Executive Director of the Institute for Communication Technology Management at the University of Southern California. He is an internationally recognized authority on the impact of technology on life and work. Prior to joining CTM, he served as Vice President Gore's Senior Policy Advisor in the National Partnership for Reinventing Government. Since then, governments in Italy, Mexico, Israel, Costa Rica, and Argentina have asked him to help with their own reform efforts. Morley's lectures on technology's reshaping of America have won wide praise in forums as diverse as the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Los Angeles' Town Hall, Harvard's JFK School of Government, and Bologna University's John Hopkins School of International Affairs. Prior to his work in government, Winograd spent eighteen years with AT&T, retiring as a Regional Vice President for Commercial Markets, having previously served as President of AT&T's University of Sales Excellence, a two-campus corporate training center that he reshaped into a university environment. His innovative approach to corporate training has been recognized in such management training books as Stewardship, by Peter Block, and The Monster Under the Bed, by Stan Davis and Jim Botkin. Morley is the co-author (with Michael Hais) of Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube and the Future of American Politics, published by Rutgers University Press in March 2008. He also co-authored Taking Control: Politics in the Information Age (Holt, 1996).
Michael D. Hais is retired as Vice President, Entertainment Research, at communications research firm, Frank N. Magid Associates. He earned a B.A. from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in political science, where his doctoral dissertation concerned the subject of this book, American political realignments.
Event LocationCenter for American Progress Action Fund
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
One block from the McPherson Square Metro station (Orange/Blue lines). Exit on 14th Street, NW side. Walk one block south to H Street, NW. Turn left onto H Street, NW. Enter on left side of street, just after the Cosi. Two blocks from the Metro Center Metro Station (Red/Orange/Blue lines). Exit on 13th Street, NW side. Walk north on 13th Street to H Street. Turn left on H St. (keep New York Avenue Church to your left). Entrance is next building after Cafe Mozart.