SMaPP-Global is a joint initiative of the NYU Global Institute for Advanced Study (GIAS) and NYU’s Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory (smapp.nyu.edu). SMaPP-Global’s goals are three-fold: (1) to better understand how social media impacts political participation; (2) to better understand how elites utilize social media to pursue political goals; and (3) to develop open-source tools that facilitate the use of social media data for the study of politics.
In order to accomplish these tasks, the SMaPP-Global group will hold six meetings of a relatively small group (approximately 15-20 people) of scholars from both academia and industry over a three-year period, and we are inviting you to be a part of that group. The first meeting will take place in the fall of 2015 at NYU’s New York campus. That would be followed by another meeting in the spring of 2016, and then one meeting in each semester of Academic Years 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. Each fall we will meet at NYU’s New York campus, and each spring we will meet at one of NYU’s Global Sites, tentatively scheduled for Florence (2016), Abu Dhabi (2017), and London (2018). Your transportation expenses related to attending these conferences would be covered by SMaPP-Global, and up to three nights of hotel accommodation will be provided. Each meeting would take place over a two-day period, likely a Friday and Saturday.
The main purposes of GIAS sponsored projects are to facilitate collaborative research on an international scale, and to enable sustained attention to significant research programs that require work over several years (for more, click here).