Obama Strategist Rahaf Harfoush to Speak at Feb. 6 Common Hour

Story posted February 03, 2009

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Rahaf Harfoush, a new media expert and a member of Barack Obama's social media team, will speak at Common Hour at 12:30 p.m. Friday, February 6, 2009, in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center.

A social media evangelist and strategist whose clients include British Telecom, MTV, and Unilever, Rahaf Harfoush studies various Net-related issues, including sustainable innovation, women and the Web, and the impact of technology on today's youth.

She is a contributor to Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World, and was the research coordinator for Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.

As a social media strategist for Barack Obama during his presidential bid, she helped develop the most innovative, comprehensive and high-stakes social media campaign ever conceived. She will soon publish Yes We Did, a book about her work on the Obama campaign.

Common Hour is open to all Bowdoin students, faculty and staff. Events are held every other Friday of the term at 12:30 p.m. Class and meeting schedules are altered so that students, faculty, and staff may attend.

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