Ask Alumni Live: Social Media and Politics
Hear career insights from alum John Tass-Parker, Head of Politics and Government at Instagram in the US.
This event is part of the Alumni Career Compass series.
When: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 8.00pm EST
As head of Politics and Government at Instagram, John works at the nexus of social networks, politics and media. With an idiosyncratic background in photography and film production, John has led Instagram to drive civic engagement and engage elected officials, governments and public figures around the globe. In advance of the US 2020 Election, he led the creation of Instagram’s election strategy group which works across multiple teams to protect the integrity of elections globally. He's been recognised by Forbes as one of its 30 under 30, and received an RTDNA Edward R Murrow Award for Instagram’s partnership with CNN during the 2016 US Presidential Election. Before joining Facebook and Instagram in 2014, he served as the Digital Communications Adviser to Australian Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd. He's a proud member of the Fred Hollows Foundation's US Advisory Council and is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, with Bachelor degrees in Arts and Commerce.