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Columbia Law School Hosts Alliance of Youth Movements Summit

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COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL HOSTS DIGITAL MEDIA GIANTS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AT ALLIANCE OF YOUTH MOVEMENTS SUMMIT

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December 4, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School Professor Matthew Waxman kicked off the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit today with welcoming remarks that were simulcast around the world. The summit, a collaborative effort that has brought together titans of digital media, staples of popular culture, international human rights organizations and the U.S. government, is hosted by Columbia Law School.
 
“We at Columbia are excited about helping, designing and studying innovative public-private partnerships that leverage new technologies to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges,” said Waxman, an associate professor of law at Columbia. “This summit is a great opportunity to do this.”

To read Waxman's full remarks, click here.

To view live simulcast of the conference, click here.
 
The goal of the conference, which has been almost two years in the making, is to produce a field manual for youth empowerment. That manual will teach individuals, organizations and governmental bodies how to harness digital media tools, like Facebook, Google and YouTube, to tap into the power of young people.  
 
Howcast Media, which produces how-to videos and guides, organized the three-day conference, with additional support from Facebook, Google, YouTube, MTV, the U.S. Department of State, Access 360 Media and Columbia Law School.
 
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.