Felipe Estefan ’10 MAIR/MS (Public Relations) Explores How Technology Can Create Open Governance

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Felipe Estefan, '09 MA IR, MS PR

Felipe Estefan is a public diplomacy expert. He is currently part of the Open Governance and ICT4Gov teams at the World Bank Institute. In this role, Felipe works on the use of mobile and web-based technology to make governments more open, more participatory and more transparent. He also designs and implements social media and citizen engagement strategies. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Felipe graduated from the Public Diplomacy program at Syracuse University in 2010. He holds an MAIR from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and an MS in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Previously, Estefan worked as Planning Producer at CNN, where he was part of the launch of three shows: John King, USA, Choque de Opiniones and Directo USA. Within his role, he also managed the social media presence for the shows, and produced interactive segments highlighting viewers’ opinions.

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