In 1957, the Soviet Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite, caused the “Sputnik crisis” in the United States and soon led to the “space race.” Modern Russia’s generously-funded international broadcasting complex has recently launched their own Sputnik, “a major new media brand with modern multimedia centers in dozens of countries”—escalating the ongoing information race between Read more
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I was delighted to join my ASEAN counterparts at an ASEAN-Australia Summit this morning.
Australia has committed to a Southeast Asia Economic Governance and Infrastructure Initiative that will help unlock our region’s next phase of economic growth. Through this initiative, Australia will provide countries with technical advice to support economic growth, such as taxation and competition policy and debt management. It will also support infrastructure project selection and preparation and help governments to mobilise finance. This investment will provide ASEAN countries with access to public and private-sector specialists and support regional dialogue on economic and infrastructure issues.
A new five-year phase of the Greater Mekong Water Resources Program will support more equitable, transparent and effective water resource management. This investment will help make available Australia’s internationally recognised expertise on an issue at ..
Exclusive data show they’re already dominating – for good and bad – on Facebook, Twitter. By Hadas Gold Social media has no doubt who the most buzzworthy potential presidential candidates are at the moment for 2016: Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz together accounted for 40 percent of the discussion on Facebook and nearly half — Read more
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The Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University have held a series of joint conferences on “Grand Challenges in Russia-U.S. Relations” since 2017. In partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York, the two schools have organized two joint conferences in Medford, Massachusetts and Moscow (November 2017 and May 2018) and a joint student policy workshop in Moscow (March 2018) on a host of contemporary issues in Russia-U.S. relations.The goals of the joint MGIMO-Fletcher conference series are to examine both the depth and scope of disagreements between the United States and Russia, assess the potential for bilateral cooperation in the areas of shared interests, educate future U.S. and Russian decision-makers, and foster mutual understanding between Russian and American scholars and practitioners. The next joint conferences of The Fletcher School and MGIMO University, in partnership ..
Posted on December 1, 2018 by Jed Willard in Past Events
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Are foreign powers working to influence domestic public opinion? Do their approaches differ from political parties? From each other?
Come join Will Stevens, Director of the Public Diplomacy Division, Foreign Service Institute (U.S. Department of State), for a discussion of the practice of public diplomacy, globally, today.
Will will focus on “Adversarial Narratives” and their use by states, non-state actors, and domestic political parties. He’ll also speak about his work training U.S. diplomats to represent the United States in challenging times, American influence around the world, and how public diplomacy intersects with disinformation, social media, and Hybrid/Gray Zone warfare.
Open to the extended Harvard community, including all Harvard schools, alumni, and neighboring universities
This event is part of the “Misinformation Speaker Series,” and is co-sponsored by the Shorens..