AMISOM Battalion in Mogadishu

Public Diplomacy in Conflict Environments

A Panel Discussion

Given the resurgent nationalism across multiple regions and the growing centrality of information technology in sowing seeds of distrust and violence, it is critical to rethink the role of public diplomacy in combating ideologies and narratives of adversarial state and non-state actors in current as well as emerging conflicts.

Join CPD on March 8 for a panel discussion exploring the challenges and strategies in countering violent extremism, public outreach efforts amidst military conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and in navigating information warfare in great-power confrontation.

Panelists will include counterterrorism expert and Director of the Homegrown Violent Extremism Program at USC Erroll Southers; CFR International Affairs Fellow and former Executive Director of the US Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy Katherine Brown; UCLA Communications Professor and Chairman of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games Barry Sanders; and Pomona Professor of Politics and International Relations Mieczyslaw (Mietek) Boduszynski.

This event will be streamed live via Facebook.

Refreshments will be served.

Photo of AMISOM Battalion in Mogadishu by United Nations Photo, CC BY NC-ND 2.0.


Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
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USC; Wallis Annenberg Hall, ANN 106


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