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Daniel Teweles
Daniel Teweles is the Personal Democracy Forum's Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, and the project manager for PdF explores how technology is changing politics, and Daniel oversees the organization's democratization experiments, as well as identifies new opportunities to leverage technology for activists, organizations, and political institutions.

Prior to joining PdF in June of 2010, Daniel was the National Student Coordinator for STAND, one of the world's largest youth activist organizations and the student-led division of the Genocide Intervention Network. At STAND, Daniel led strategic review and organizational restructuring processes, was a champion of innovative video and social media advocacy, worked with the White House and State Department on the Obama Administration's first-ever live webcast, managed and built partner relationships, and mentored STAND's student leadership team.

Previously, Daniel worked as the project coordinator for an NGO developing water and sanitation public infrastructure in Kenya, and as an Officer of Public and Academic Affairs for Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Based out of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C., Daniel was responsible for helping to manage the Government of Israel's relationship with the American public, managing relationships with academic institutions and student groups, as well as assisting in the launch of Israel's official YouTube channel.

Originally from Michigan, Daniel graduated with dual degrees in Political Science and Philosophy & Religion from James Madison University where he was a member of Theta Alpha Kappa and Sigma Alpha Lambda. He is a proud recipient of the Congressional Medal of Merit for his service to his community. Daniel lives in New York with his dog, Jack, and enjoys exploring New York and traveling internationally.

Blog Entries by Daniel Teweles

Surprising Portrait of Pakistan's Leading Youth Blogger

Posted December 9, 2010 | 11:40:56 (EST)

Islamabad, Pakistan -- The poignant and increasingly mainstream blogger giving voice to the disorganized majority of 180 million Pakistanis is not who you would expect. Her name is Sana Saleem; she is a 23-year-old student studying to be a neuro-pyschiatrist in Karachi, and as an observant Muslim, wears...

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Human Rights and Technology: A No-Brainer

Posted October 12, 2010 | 15:03:22 (EST)

I was recently invited to participate in McGill University's Global Conference on Human Rights and Diverse Societies in Montreal, Canada as a McGill-Echenberg Human Rights Fellow. The larger conference, which brought together academics, government officials, human rights professionals, and media leaders from around the world, focused on...

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This Is Not a Drill. Neither Is Our Democratic Process

Posted September 13, 2010 | 11:29:50 (EST)

During the next 10 days, you have the ability to ask candidates running in 46 of the nation's most competitive midterm races your questions. You can also vote on them, and ask your friends, colleagues, and networks too as well. On September 21st, the top 10 questions in each race...

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Changing Politics: From Campus to Congress

Posted August 30, 2010 | 08:25:40 (EST)

Being a student activist ain't what it used to be. Back in the day you'd flyer your campus, get people psyched, then write letters, sign a petition, have a march, or do something obnoxious -- all with the aim of drawing attention to an issue...

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