Cristian Vaccari speaking at the SMaPP Global Conference in Florence on May 24

Newpolcom's Dr Cristian Vaccari is speaking at next week's 2nd Bi-Annual SMaPP Global Conference in Florence.

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-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.

The event will feature paper presentations, round table discussions, and collaborative sessions. Dr. Vaccari will present research conducted with Newpolcom's Professors Andrew Chadwick and Ben O'Loughlin on dual screening during the 2015 general election ITV leaders' debate.

The conference program can be found here. The conference is open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please email to RSVP..