Wael Ghonim with D. Parvaz: Inside a Revolution
The revolutions sweeping the Middle East in 2011 were unlike any the world had ever seen and Wael Ghonim was perhaps their most unlikely instigator. In the fall of 2010, the 30-year-old Google executive launched a Facebook page to protest the death of an Egyptian man at the hands of security forces; that led to online protests, non-confrontational public gatherings, and, eventually, a revolution and Ghonim's arrest. In conversation with D. Parvaz, the former Seattle journalist detained in Syria and Iran, Ghonim, author of Revolution 2.0, tells his inside story, and presents lessons on unleashing the power of crowds. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.
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