Video: Interview with Gaurav Mishra, Georgetown’s Yahoo! FellowMay 2, 2009 # 12:58 pm # Human Rights # No Comment
Gaurav Mishra, Georgetown University’s Yahoo! Fellow in International Values, Communications, Technology, and Global Internet. In his blog, Gauravonomics, he describes the interview:
In the interview, I mostly talk about the similarities and differences between digital activism in India and China.
Then, towards the end of the interview, I talk about how easy it is to write beautiful case studies on why a digital activism campaign was successful, but how difficult it is to replicate that success. At best, we can define the boundary conditions necessary for success with digital activism campaigns, but we still can’t say for sure that these conditions are sufficient. There’s a real possibility that we might never be able to come up with a definitive three-step guide on how to run a successful digital activism campaign, and that’s a humbling thought.
Gaurav has done an outstanding job at Georgetown this past year as the Yahoo! Fellow. In addition to his excellent reasearch on digital activism, he has been an engaged Fellow in residence at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, has worked closely to mentor two Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS ) students, Ben Turner and Pavneet Singh (both Yahoo! Junior Fellows), and has taught a course for MSFS. Georgetown will greatly miss him as his Fellowship comes to an end!
And we remain deeply indebted to Yahoo! for the generous gift to Georgetown that has made the Yahoo! Fellow possible!