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Schedule: Government as a Peacekeeper sessions

The Government as a PEACEKEEPER category shows off how these amazing people are using emerging technology as a part of making the world a better place through government influence – from humanitarian efforts overseas to responding to emergencies to influencing the world through public diplomacy.

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The Government as a PEACEKEEPER category shows off how people are using emerging technology as a tool to make the world a better place. From humanitarian efforts overseas to influencing the world through public diplomacy, these entries demonstrate a new way of working. Read more.
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Brian Sobel (InnovationGeo)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
The ongoing AreYouSafe initiative mines and mashes-up data, in order to connect one's exact location with detailed local crime stats, to convey real-time relative safety. The resulting visual mediums are heat-maps, and an iPhone app that's a Geiger counter for crime. Read more.
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Greg Whisenant (GroopVille, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 4 ratings) helps law enforcement agencies communicate more effectively with members of the public using Google Maps and timely, location-based alerts. Since launching in 2007, currently works with more than 600 agencies nationwide and is growing by about 10% each month. Participating cities include Los Angeles County, Boston, San Francisco, San Jose and hundreds of others. Read more.
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Rita King (IBM Analytics Virtual Center)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 6 ratings)
Cultural diplomacy is no longer exclusively the domain of the physical world. This project explores how foreign policy can augment engagement with Islamic communities worldwide by utilizing complex, nuanced opportunities provided by 3d Immersive spaces. Read more.
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Mike McCaffrey (Architecture for Humanity)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
As a result of the 2006 TED prize Architecture for Humanity launched the Open Architecture Network, the worlds’ first open source community dedicated to improving living conditions through innovative and sustainable design. Read more.
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George Clack (Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. State Department)
Average rating: ****.
(4.25, 4 ratings)
The Democracy Video Challenge, a public-private partnership, engages youth, using Web-2.0 tools. The Challenge is an online video competition that asks people to complete the phrase, “Democracy is…” By calling for user-generated material– and providing a platform for views to be heard and discussed- the partnership embodies the Administration’s commitment to engage with people around the world. Read more.
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Dan Mintz (CSC), Steve Ressler (
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
A panel discussion featuring the Government as a PEACEKEEPER category speakers, moderated by Dan Mintz of CSC, and Steve Ressler of Read more.
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