The Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia and the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command (NORAD and USNORTHCOM) extend an invitation to hear a video-conference presentation Wednesday, 29 September by Mr. John Spykerman, Director, Russia Team, Global Engagement Center (GEC), US Department of State (DOS). The topic of his presentation is "Information Resilience: Countering Russian Propaganda and Disinformation." His bio is attached.
Propaganda, disinformation, and misinformation have the potential to polarize societies, create distrust and suspicion, cause societal conflict, and undermine democracies and the democratic system. The mission of the US Department of State Global Engagement Center is to "direct, lead, synchronize, integrate, and coordinate efforts of the Federal Government to recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining or influencing the policies, security, or stability of the United States, its allies, and partner nations." Mr. Spykerman will speak about the DOS GEC Report - Pillars of Russia's Disinformation and Propaganda Ecosystem during the presentation.
The event will start at 1 pm Halifax time, Wednesday, 29 September, then be followed by Q&A and finish by 3pm Halifax time.
Registration is required. To register, email RUSINovaScotia@gmail.com by close of business Sunday, 26 September. As the subject line for your registration email, put: RUSI(NS) Distinguished Speaker 29 September 2021 Registration. In addition to your name, please provide your organization. Participation will be limited. If after registering your availability changes and you are no longer able to attend, please advise RUSI(NS) as soon as possible so your spot can be re-assigned.
The event will be done by Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to registrants by end Monday, 27 September.
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