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Maya Cohen and Nicole Dussault discuss Kony 2012, Social Media, and Agency. “Do social media campaigns give young people a false sense of accomplishment?” And what does agency really mean? Kevin Xu and Connie Chen host.

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Maya Cohen and Nicole Dussault discuss Kony 2012, Social Media, and Agency. “Do social media campaigns give young people a false sense of accomplishment?” And what does agency really mean? Kevin Xu and Connie Chen host. See also Episode #4, Part 1. Maya Cohen is Executive Director of GlobeMed. In the fall of 2008, while a student at Barnard, she founded the Columbia/Barnard chapter of GlobeMed. Nicole Dussault is a sophomore at Columbia University and a globalhealthU coordinator for GlobeMed’s Columbia/Barnard Chapter. With over 45 chapters nationwide, GlobeMed is one of the largest student-driven global health organizations in the United States. Its mission is to strengthen the movement for global health equity by educating and empowering university students to work together with grassroots community organizations around the world to improve the health of the impoverished. [ View podcast transcript ] Connie Chen, Victoria Cui, Karen Gambina, Ved Tanavde, Kevin Xu and Karina Yu contributed to this episode.