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APSA Program and Meetings
The ITP Program for the 2011 APSA meeting can be found here.

  • Check out the special round table discussion on Friday, Sept. 2 at 8AM titled "Revolution in the Middle East." We have some fabulous guest speakers who will discuss the intersection of information technology and the Middle East. You WON'T want to miss this!
  • We're featuring a JUMBO panel on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 10AM with 6 papers.
  • Finally, please note: ALL posters will be featured under the American Politics 2 session . (Yes, even that cool paper about Web 2.0 in Italy will be found in this session.) Why? Apparently there was a scheduling glitch of some sort.

Poster Session at Annual Meeting
The poster session will be held Friday, Sep 2, 2011, from 2:00 PM-3:45 PM. It will include:

  • Controlling the Surf? The Decentralization of Online Political Communication Activities. Ben Epstein, CUNY-Graduate Center
  • Gangster Government: Echo Chambers and the Blogospher. Jennifer Fredette and Holly Jarman, SUNY, University at Albany
  • News Feed: A Profile of News Use on Social Networking Sites. Lindsay Hoffman, University of Delaware; Carroll Glynn and Michael Huge, Ohio State University
  • The Italian Parliament: the long journey from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. Sara Bentivegna, University of Rome and Marzia Antenore, FacoltÓ di Scienze Politiche

Section Business Meeting, Reception & Dinner
Please join us at:

  1. The Annual ITP Section Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony on Thursday, September 1 at 6:15 PM. Come join us in:
    • section decision making
    • honoring ITP Section award winners
    • recognizing the inaugural ITP Section Senior Fellows and ITP Fellows.
  2. The Annual ITP reception on Thursday, September 1 1 at 7:30 PM.
  3. The Annual ITP Section No-Host Dinner on Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 PM (coordinated by Philip Howard). You will receive an email in August asking you to RSVP for the no-host dinner.

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CONTACT: Priscilla M. Regan, President, Information Technology & Politics Section, APSA
Department of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University, MSN 3F4, Fairfax, VA 22030
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