Gw`s Institute For Politics, Democracy and The Internet Announces New Visiting Fellow For 2007-2008
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GW'S INSTITUTE FOR POLITICS, DEMOCRACY & THE INTERNET ANNOUNCES NEW VISITING FELLOW FOR 2007-2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008 - Washington DC - The Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet (IPDI) (www.ipdi.org) today announced the appointment of Charles D. Ellison as its Visiting Fellow for 2007-2008. Mr. Ellison is a widely-known and reputable public policy analyst, media and government relations expert with over a decade of experience. Based in Washington, D.C., Mr. Ellison serves as a Senior Advisor to the Center for African American Policy at the University of Denver (CAAP-DU). He is also a CAAP Senior Fellow in Public Policy and Chief Editor of the center's popular flagship website Blackpolicy.org, providing key government relations support on major policy issues important to the Center. He is Chief Editor and Contributor to the ASCENT Journal of Public Policy at AscentPress.org and served as managing editor for the 2005 release on modern political development titled "Standing in the Gap - Leadership in the 21st Century" by ASCENT Press. "We are truly excited by Charles' presence at IPDI and view his expert knowledge and diverse background as a tremendous asset for the GW community," said Christopher Arterton, Interim Director of IPDI and Dean of GW's Graduate School of Political Management. "His extensive experience in media, public policy and technology offer us a new opportunity for growth at IPDI" Mr. Ellison is a critically-acclaimed author, co-host of the weekly Blackpolicy.org LIVE on XM Channel 130 (POTUS '08) and a frequent analyst for XM Radio. He is considered a leading expert on the use of technology in modern politics; e-governance; African American political development; the intersection of media, pop-culture and politics; modern American political and public policy trends; the U.S. Congress; state, local and federal political campaign trends. His highly anticipated political thriller, TANTRUM, is scheduled for release in February 2008. A former local news radio correspondent and 2000 recipient of the Washington, D.C. "Top 40 Under 40" Award, Mr. Ellison is a former Congressional staffer, award-winning Internet content executive and former public relations director for Mt. Nebo Records, catapulting it from small, independent status to international rotation and recognition. He is a former associate producer for C-SPAN Networks and former marketing and public relations director for Votenet Solutions, Inc. As a commentator and lecturer, he has been featured in numerous television, radio and publishing venues, including: XM Radio, BlackAmericaWeb.com, The Source, Salon.com, BET, ABC News, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Washington Business Journal, Roll Call, National Journal, George Magazine, Pacifica Radio and National Public Radio, among others. As a Visiting Fellow, Charles will interact with GW students, faculty and research staff through a variety of special projects and discourse on relevant topics. He plans to complete a major study on ethnic political activity trends in the U.S. titled "Ethnicity and Poli-fluentials" as a follow-up to IPDI's highly regarded Polifluentials: The New Political Kingmakers study, released in October 2007. He will also serve as a contributing editor to the Institute's blog at www.ipdi.org and provide critical advisement on several major national projects currently planned by the Institute, using his media and public relations background in an effort to maximize IPDI's visibility. The Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet (IPDI) is part of the Graduate School of Political Management of The George Washington University. Its mission is to promote the use of the Internet and new communication technologies in politics to enhance democratic values, encourage citizen participation and improve governance, at home and abroad; in short, to "democratize democracy." IPDI conducts research that anticipates and interprets trends; publishes studies and guidelines that that show candidates, public officials and activists how to make the best use of the new communication tools; and holds seminars and conferences that advocate best practices, teach new skills and allow for the national and international exchange of ideas on the democratizing uses of the Internet and other new technologies.
For more information about IPDI, visit www.ipdi.org.
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