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New Media Technology Delegation to Iraq


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Robert Wood
Acting Department Spokesman, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
April 20, 2009

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Question: Please provide a list with names and affiliations of the executives traveling as part of the “New Media Technology” delegation.

Answer: Jared Cohen, a member of the Secretary of State’s Policy and Planning staff, is leading the “New Media Technology” delegation to Iraq. Participants include:

  • Jason Liebman, Chief Executive Officer-Founder, Howcast
  • David Nassar, Vice President, Blue State Digital
  • Scott Heiferman, Chief Executive Officer, MeetUp
  • Raanan Bar-Cohen, Vice President, Automattic/WordPress
  • Richard Robbins, Director of Social Innovation, AT&T
  • Jack Dorsey, Chairman-Founder, Twitter
  • Kannan Pashupathy, Director of International Engineering Operations, Google
  • Ahmad Hamzawi, Head of Engineering, Middle East/North Africa, Google
  • Hunter Walk, Head of Product Development, YouTube
  • Steven Levy, Senior Writer, Wired Magazine



PRN: 2009/352

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