S4 Inc. VP, Mark Pfeifle Joins Social Media Debate At Oxford Union

Mark Pfeifle, former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Global Outreach, will be debating at the Oxford Union Society on May 31, 2012. The Oxford Union is one of the world’s most prestigious venues for open forum debate.

Online PR News – 30-May-2012 – WAshington DC – The Oxford Union is one of the world’s most prestigious venues for open forum debate, previously hosting the Dalai Lama, Sen. John McCain, Pervez Musharraf and Stephen Hawking.

Pfeifle will debate whether, and how, individuals are able to use social media to promote political and social activism within their communities and the world. Pfeifle will argue that social media has successfully reinvented social activism.

Pfeifle will be joined in his advocacy by attorney and U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA); Benjamin Cohen, C4 technology correspondent and founder of jewishnet.co.uk. Arguing in the negative will be author and creator of the Justice in Conflict Blog Mark Kersten; Western Illinois University Communications Professor Dr. Christopher Carpenter; The Telegraph Consumer Technology editor Matt Warman; and English PEN Head of Campaign and Communications Robert Sharp.

While in the White House from 2006 to 2009, Pfeifle helped spearhead the effort to communicate the successful surge of forces in Iraq. In 2009 Pfeifle created an online stir when, in the wake of the impact of social media in bringing about an uprising in Iran, he suggested that Twitter be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize. That caused best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell to lash out at Pfeifle and Twitter in an October 2010 New Yorker piece. Twitter co-founder Biz Stone said Gladwell was “keen to downplay” Twitter’s efforts -- and that Pfeifle seems “to have ruffled his feathers.”

Pfeifle participated in the 2011 “Retweet Revolution” panel at the Kellogg School of Management’s annual Tech Conference; the Homeland Security Department’s 2010 conference on "Public Perceptions of Emerging Security Technology" at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC; the 2010 "Political Communication, Media, and Good Governance: A New Era" conference in Guadalajara, Mexico; the 2009 Moscow State University "Conference on Cybersecurity and Information Warfare", in Germany; and the 2009 "Personal Democracy Forum" in New York City.

About S4 Inc.
S4 Inc. is a professional services and consulting firm specializing in Enterprise Information Technology (IT) Solutions; Advisory & Assistance Services (A&AS); Global Influence Consulting; and Strategic Communications.

S4 delivers mission-critical support in classified environments to such organizations as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM), U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy. Headquartered in Burlington, MA, S4 has offices across the United States, including Arlington, VA; Colorado Springs, CO; Dayton, OH; and Huntsville, AL along with several other project sites. S4 is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) and holds an ISO 9001:2008 certification at Headquarters. S4 Inc. has been honored as a "PACESETTER", one of the fastest growing private companies in the Boston region, by the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) for 6 consecutive years.

For more information about S4, please visit www.s4inc.com.

CONTACT: Mr. Mark Pfeifle
VP Social Media

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