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Obama's Mideast Speech: Join NPR's @acarvin For A Twitter Conversation

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There's been no shortage of online buzz this week in anticipation of President Obama's Thursday morning speech on U.S. Mideast policy. Much of this buzz is happening on Twitter, which along with other social media tools has played an unprecedented role in the Mideast uprisings.

In that spirit, NPR's Andy Carvin (@acarvin) is co-hosting a conversation on Twitter during and after the president's speech. President Obama is scheduled to begin speaking Thursday at 11:40 a.m., but the Twitter chat begins at 11 a.m.

Carvin is co-hosting the chat with Marc Lynch (@abuaardvark) of's Middle East Channel. Follow both of their Twitter accounts or tune-in to the chat live below, right here on

Immediately following the speech, Carvin and Lynch will interview Ben Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser. They're looking for help in crafting questions; you can submit yours on Twitter using the hashtag #MEspeech.

Obama's Mideast Speech: An NPR Twitter Conversation

  • Andy Carvin (@acarvin), senior strategist, social media desk, NPR
  • Marc Lynch (@abuaardvark), associate professor of political science and international affairs, George Washington University; editor, Middle East Channel,

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This program aired on May 19, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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