Innovations in Activism in the Digital Era: Campaigning for Refugee Rights

New digital technologies offer citizens, interest groups, and political parties innovative ways to communicate, mobilise, and organise. The internet has heralded many innovations in collective action, from online petitions to viral memes and Twitterstorms. Common forms of digital advocacy organisation have spread worldwide from the US to the UK, from Poland to New Zealand. This seminar explores how the digital area is changing forms of power and advocacy. After the record meeting intervention of Nina Hall, she is going to answer audience questions.

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Introduced by: Pierluigi MusarĂ²
Tutor: Dr Elena Giacomelli
Language: English

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Nina Hall is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Europe. Her core areas of expertise are: international organisations, transnational advocacy, climate adaptation, and global refugee governance. She holds a DPhil (PhD) in International Relations from the University of Oxford and a Master’s Degree from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She previously worked as a lecturer at the Hertie School of Governance, and as a policy officer at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Hall is currently writing a book on transnational advocacy in the digital era, to be published by Oxford University Press. She is a co-founder of an independent think tank, New Zealand Alternative, and frequently writes on New Zealand foreign policy

Event details

Date: 12 November 2020
Time: 3pm - 5pm (Central European Time)
Enquiries: Dr Elena Giacomelli (

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