‘Twitter Diplomacy’ is focus of next Poynter Fellowship talk

Twitter VP Colin Crowell with Poynter logo.

Twitter Diplomacy” is the title of a talk by Colin Crowell, vice president of global public policy and philanthropy at Twitter, who will speak at Yale on Wednesday, April 18 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

The lecture will take place noon-1:15 p.m. in Rm. 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center, 53 Wall St. It is free and open to the public.

In his current role, Crowell oversees Twitter’s education of policymakers on the company’s services and policies. He also manages engagement on various technology issues around the globe and has worked with government officials, agencies, political campaigns, and public interest group to showcase Twitter’s usefulness in government, elections, and civic engagement. Crowell also leads the company’s international philanthropic endeavors through its program, @TwitterForGood.

Before joining the team at Twitter, Crowell worked as senior counselor to the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, advising on a variety of policy matters. Crowell has also served as a telecommunications and Internet staffer to U.S Senator Edward J. Markey.

Crowell has an active presence on Twitter via @ColinCrowell.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus distinguished reporters, editors and others who have made important contributions to the media. Among recent Poynter fellows are Elizabeth Kolbert, Dan Diamond, and Susan Glasser.

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