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 MONTEREY INSTITUTE & NPS host AWARD-winning Cyber-activist

Founder of MideastYouth.com Harnesses Internet to Promote Human Rights


Monterey, CA (Feb. 24, 2009) – The Monterey Institute of International Studies will host award-winning activist and writer Esra’a al Shafei beginning at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Institute’s Irvine Auditorium in the McCone Building at 499 Pierce St., Monterey.  The event is being co-sponsored by the Naval Postgraduate School.


During her “Activism 3.0” presentation, Shafei will discuss her experiences as founder and executive director of Mideast Youth (mideastyouth.com), and how cyber-activism can help to combat human rights abuses and foster peace.  Her accolades include the Harvard University’s 2008 Berkman Award, and her live podcasts and blogs from Gaza during the recent conflict there were featured on CNN.  


This event is free and open to the public.  NOTE: Photography and videotaping will not be permitted at this event.  Audio recording is permitted.



What:  Monterey Institute Hosts Award-Winning Cyber-Activist


When:  Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, 6:15 p.m.


Where: Irvine Auditorium

            McCone Building

            499 Pierce St.

            Monterey, CA 93940


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The Monterey Institute of International Studies is at the forefront of international professional education, preparing students for global careers in the private, public, nonprofit and educational sectors.  A private graduate institution located in Monterey, California and affiliated with Middlebury College, the Institute offers degree programs in international business, translation and interpretation, international policy studies and language teaching. The Institute’s approximately 800 students come from more than 50 countries. For more information about Monterey Institute, visit www.miis.edu.


The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to enhance United States national security through graduate, executive and professional education programs focusing on the unique needs of military leaders, with research and advanced studies directed towards the needs of the Navy and Department of Defense. NPS students come from all United States services and the services of nearly 60 countries. For additional information, see http://www.nps.edu.


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