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Monday, October 22, 2012

CO.NX Upcoming Program Guide

Kimberley Process Reforms: Discussing Conflict Diamonds with KP Chair Gillian A. Milovanovic 
Thursday, October 25, 2012
09:00 EDT (13:00 UTC)
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Description: Do you have questions about conflict diamonds and the international system for managing trade in rough diamonds to exclude those that fund conflict? If so, join Ambassador Gillian Milovanovic for a live online discussion about conflict diamonds and the Kimberley Process. Ambassador Milovanovic serves as Chair of the Kimberley Process, the United Nations-initiated program certifying the origin of rough diamonds from sources that are free from conflict-funded diamond production. 
Format: This program will be a video webchat in English. Please click on the URL above to participate. Follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtags #KPChair and #KimberleyProcess.

The U.S. Election: A Bi-National Dialogue – NEW!

Friday, October 26, 2012
09:30 EDT (13:30 UTC / 17:30 Moscow)
Description: The U.S. Embassy in Moscow invites you to join us for a live U.S.-Russia videoconference moderated by Professors Andrew Bennett, from Georgetown University, and Tatiana Shakleina, from Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO). This discussion will feature a lively exchange of perspectives on the upcoming U.S. presidential elections and the future of the U.S.-Russia bilateral relationship from the vantage point of American and Russian international affairs graduate students.
Format: This program will be an interactive videoconference in English and Russian. Please click on the URL above to participate.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Female Face of Faith – NEW!
09:00 EDT (13:00 UTC)
Description: In honor of International Religious Freedom Day, join us for a special online discussion on religion and foreign policy with Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom. She will highlight significant developments in U.S. foreign policy and civil society cooperation related to international religious freedom and its impact on women. 
As part of the State Department’s ongoing commitment to support and protect civil society around the world, Secretary Clinton launched the Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society in February 2011 to elevate U.S. engagement and partnership with nongovernmental organizations. Join us in discussing its progress.
Format: This program will be a video webchat in English. Please click on the URL above to participate. Follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #FaithToday 

History of Heavy Metal – NEW!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
18:30 EDT (22:30 UTC)
Description: Do you love heavy metal music? Then join U.S. Consulate Ciudad Juarez for an interactive Spanish-language webcast on the origins of heavy metal and rock n’ roll! Tune in to learn about a uniquely American genre of music and how it reflects American society, economics, and politics.
Format: This program will be an interactive video webcast in Spanish. Please click on the URL above to participate.

Elections 2012: Spanish-Language Webchat on the Path to the White House
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
13:00 EDT (17:00 UTC)
Description: Election Day is almost here! After the final presidential debate and just six days before U.S. voters head to the polls, U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires will follow up on the recent Elections 2012 Regional Webchat Series with a Spanish-language discussion on the latest developments in the election campaigns and an overview of the U.S. electoral process. Join this online Q&A featuring Alexis Ludwig, Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, and moderators Belen Quellet, Social Media Specialist at U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires, and Sarah Sumadi, Press Intern.
Format: This program will be a video webchat in Spanish. Please click on the URL above, select the option “Entrar como invitado”, and sign in to participate. Follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag#Voto2012.
SAVE THE DATE! Stay Tuned for More Upcoming Programs:

Combating Corruption and Violence Using Social Media – NEW!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
13:00 EST (18:00 UTC)
Description: 144,000. That’s the estimated number of homicides that take place in the Western Hemisphere each year. Gang violence, drug cartels, organized crime, government corruption and delinquency have weakened the rule of law and robbed communities throughout the hemisphere of a sense of security and confidence in local authorities. How can we combat this corruption and violence through social media? Join a webchat in Spanish to learn how social media can be used to empower civilians to counter local security threats, encourage transparency, and reduce regional violence.
Format: This program will be a video webchat in Spanish. Please click on the URL above to participate. Follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #noviolencia.
A Latin American Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley: Webchat with Wences Casares – NEW!
Friday, November 16, 2012
13:30 EST (19:30 UTC)
Description: Are you interested in technology and starting your own business? If you had the chance, what would you ask a famous entrepreneur from Silicon Valley? Participate in an interactive Spanish-language webchat with Wences Casares, founder and CEO of Lemon.com. Described as “Argentina’s internet guru” by Forbes Magazine, Wences is an accomplished entrepreneur, technologist, and philanthropist. Wences will talk about his experience in Silicon Valley and answer your online questions! Jose Power, community manager of the Iniciativa Emprende Facebook community, will moderate the discussion.
Format: This program will be a video webchat in Spanish. Please click on the URL above to participate.
CO.NX Program Archive On-Demand, 24/7: Our past programs are now more accessible and shareable than ever. Simply visit the CO.NX Portal's Media Archive section for a complete list of on-demand recordings. Full CO.NX programs are also available on YouTube and for download on iTunes Audio and Video podcasts.

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