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“Social media is anti-social” - New UNAI Debate Series “Point Counter-point”

UNAI-banner-vThe United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is hosting a new discussion forum called “Point Counter-Point”, on Wednesday 11 July at 7:15pm. The forum will be held at the UN Headquarters, debating on the theme “Social media is anti-social”. The discussion will be webcast live.

The forum will explore the pros and cons of social media and examine its challenges and opportunities. The four speakers will include Tracy A. Dennis and  B J Mendelson, who will be speaking in defence of the motion, and Ambassador Abdullah Haroonand Nadia Mostafa, who will be speaking against the motion.

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UNAI members are encouraged to watch the debate online at, and to join in a conversation of their own on the UNAI Facebook page at

: The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) is a global initiative that aligns institutions of higher education with the United Nations in furthering the realization of the purposes and mandate of the Organization through activities and research in a shared culture of intellectual social responsibility.

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