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Combating Disinformation and the Cyber Threat

The theme of this year’s roundtable was the worrying trend of digital disinformation, which is increasingly being used as a tool to sow doubt and discord within liberal societies. Against this backdrop, our panel will address the various threats posed by digital disinformation to states, businesses, and societies, by drawing upon global examples. We will evaluate NATO’s efforts in combating disinformation campaigns and enhancing its resilience to hybrid cyber threats. We also seek to address ways in which stronger partnerships between the government and private organizations can be fostered in order to identify the threats posed by false narratives.

 

PROGRAM:

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-12:00 Speaker Presentations

12:00-12:45 Discussion: Q & A

 

Opening Remarks:

  • Jennifer L. Davis, US Consul General in Istanbul

Moderator:

  • Matthew J. Bryza, Member of the Board of Directors, Turcas Petrol; Senior Fellow, Dinu Patriciu Center of the Atlantic Council; CEO, Lamor Turkey; Member of the Advisory Board, Turkish Policy Quarterly.           

Speakers:

  • Darija Bräuniger, Deputy Chairwoman, LOAD e.V (Association for Digital Liberal Policy), Germany
  • Rolf Fredheim, Principle Scientist, Technical and Scientific Development Branch, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, Latvia
  • Robert Pszczel (via live-stream), Senior Officer for Russia and the Western Balkans, Public Diplomacy Division, NATO HQ
  • Ram Levi, Founder and CEO of Konfidas Digital Ltd., Israel

 

 

This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
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