MHz Networks Partners with Global Diaspora Forum

FALLS CHURCH, VA- MHz Networks will serve as a media sponsor for the 2013 Global Diaspora Forum. The Forum is comprised of events in Washington, DC, Dublin, Ireland, Silicon Valley and Los Angeles on March 13 and 14, 2013.


The Forum brings together a diverse range of stakeholders, all passionate about promoting Diaspora engagement, with a theme of “Where Ideas Meet Action.” The Forum will comprise of leaders and representatives of Diaspora communities, U.S. government, private sector, international institutions, foundations, academia, and non-profits.


The Forum features stories from prominent figures in American popular culture, demonstrate exemplary initiatives in international development and diplomacy undertaken by Diasporans of all generations and showcase methods of cultural bridge-building that encourage young Diasporans to connect with their countries of heritage.


MHz will broadcast the Dublin and DC sessions nationally on MHz Worldview on Saturday, May 18th from 8 AM-2 PM ET and on Today’s Ireland (MHz 12) in the Washington, DC area.


-The DC Session (Part 1) and Dublin Session (Part 2) air back-to-back on Sunday, May 19th, 3 PM-6:30 PM ET on Today’s Ireland (MHz12).

- The DC Session (Part 3) airs Monday, May 20th, 3PM to 6:30PM on Today’s Ireland (MHz12).

-The DC Session (Part 1) airs Monday, May 20, 11:30 AM-1 PM ET on MHz 1 in the Washington, DC metro


-The Dublin Session (Part 2) airs Tuesday, May 21, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM ET on MHz 1 in the Washington, DC

metro area.

-The DC Session (Part 3) airs Wednesday, May 22, 11:30 AM-2 PM ET on MHz 1 in the Washington, DC metro



MHz Worldview is available in more than half of the top-20 TV markets, including : Los Angeles- KCET; Chicago, IL- WYCC; San Francisco, CA- KCSM; Washington, DC- WNVC/MHz Networks; Tacoma-Seattle, WA- KBTC; Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown, OH- WNEO/WEAO; Minneapolis, MN- MPS Cable; Miami, FL- WLRN; Denver, CO- KBDI; Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, FL- WDSC; Charlotte, NC- WTVI; Nashville, TN- WNPT; Salt Lake City, UT- UEN (statewide); Grand Rapids/ Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, MI- WGVU; Spokane/Yakima, WA- KWSU; New Orleans, LA- WLAE; Las Vegas, NV- Vegas PBS; Richmond, VA- WCVE; Flint, MI- WDCQ;

Charleston, IL- WEIU; Plattsburgh, NY- Mountain Lake PBS (WCFE); Lansing, MI- LCC TV; Moline, IL (Quad Cities)- WQPT; Warrensburg, MO- KMOS; Topeka, KS- KTWU; Rochester-Austin, MN- KSMQ; Athens, OH- WOUB; Charlottesville, VA- WHTJ; St. Paul, MN- St. Paul Neighborhood Network; Stanford, CA- Stanford University Cable, as well as nationally via DirecTV.


MHz Networks 1 in the DC Metro area airs on digital broadcast channel 30.1, Comcast 271, Cox 470,

Verizon FiOS 451, RCN 30, Dish Network 8077 and DirecTV 56.


MHz Networks 12 is available on digital broadcast channel 30.12 in the Washington, DC metro area.

The Forum features:

Part 1 – D.C., May 13th
Session 1: Opening Remarks by Maura O’Neill, USAID’s Chief Innovation Officer and Keynote Remarks by

Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID’s Administrator.
Session 2: USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah moderates a discussion "Leading on Diaspora Engagement" with

Dr Gebisa Ejeta, Recipient of the World Food Prize; Bill Barhydt, President and CEO of Boom Financial;

and Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center

for Scholars.


Part 2 – Dublin, May 14th
Session 1: Keynote Address and high-level panel discussion.
Session 2: Transatlantic Link and address by Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore.


Part 3 – D.C., May 14th
Session 1: Keynote Remarks with a high-level U.S. Government representative and the CEO of Chobani

Hamdi Ulukaya.
Session 2: On a Mission with Liya Kebede: a Question and Answer session with VOA Director David Ensor

with model and activist Liya Kebede.
Session 3: The Game Changers: a panel discussion with leading sports figures moderated by USA Today

journalist Christine Brennan featuring Senior State Department Advisor Michelle Kwan, US Olympic

marathoner Meb Keflezighi, and Baltimore Ravens safety James Lhedigbo.


The programs also air on MHz digital and mobile solutions including iOS and Android apps, MHz streaming

at and Google TV at the times noted.


The event is powered by the International diaspora Engagement Alliance (IdEA), which was launched at

the State Department in 2011 to harness global connections to help improve lives in diasporan-countries

of origin and bridge understanding between nations.


For more information, visit


MHz Networks
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Falls Church, VA 22042
Stephanie Misar
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