Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms have transformed people’s relationships with culture, the media, and one another. These technologies have demonstrated that they have the power to sway popular opinion, raise awareness, and inspire movements. They can spark, build, and foster community…or be manipulated to create negativity and discord.
About the National Institute of Social Sciences
Established in 1912, the National Institute of Social Sciences (www.socialsciencesinstitute.org) is a voluntary association of public-spirited citizens who explore issues of urgent and lasting concern. One of the nation’s oldest honorary societies, the National Institute sponsors speeches, discussions, and events that encourage balanced, non-partisan debate and discussion; celebrates distinguished Americans and world leaders who have contributed at the highest level to the welfare and improvement of society; and provides financial support to emerging scholars who are conducting research in the social sciences.