Some Aspects of Effective Operations in the Global Information Environment

January 2021 No Comments

Speaker: Ehlers, R. (JMark Services) Date: 22 January 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Also forthcoming! Download Briefing Materials

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One Belt, One Movie: China’s Campaign to Cancel America’s Cultural Dominance and Assert New Narratives

January 2021 No Comments

Speakers: Davis, Z. (Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Lab); Monroe, M. (Marshall Monroe Magic, Founder, National Center for Soft Power Strategies) Date: 13 January 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Note: We are aware that many government IT providers have blocked access to YouTube from government machines during the pandemic in […]

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List of Upcoming SMA Speaker Sessions

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Neglected History, Forgotten Lessons: The Struggle for Minds and Wills Relies on Leadership First, Organization Second

January 2021 No Comments

Speaker: Armstrong, M. (PhD Student, Defence Studies Department, King’s College London) Date: 14 January 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Download Briefing Materials

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Economics, Diplomacy, and Great Power Competition

January 2021 No Comments

Speaker: Zoellick, R. (Former World Bank President; US Trade Representative; and Deputy Secretary, Undersecretary, and Counselor to the US Department of State) Date: 12 January 2021 Speaker Session Summary Forthcoming! Speaker Session Recording Note: We are aware that many government IT providers have blocked access to YouTube from government machines during the pandemic in response to bandwidth limitations. We […]

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Propaganda: Indexing and Framing and the Tools of Disinformation

December 2020 No Comments

Authors | Editors: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Cooley, A. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kluver, Z. (Oklahoma State University) Quick Look Preview Overview Propaganda has evolved significantly alongside the economic and technologically-driven forces of globalization. What was once the domain of pamphlets, posters, radio, and television has adapted within an ever-expanding virtual landscape […]

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Inoculation Theory

December 2020 No Comments

Authors | Editors: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Cooley, A. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kitsch, S. (Monmouth College) Quick Look Preview Overview This Quick Look specifically assesses and describes how one area of social scientific research, called Inoculation Theory, can be used to build individual resistance to attitude change, especially as it relates […]

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Communicative Power in a Globalized “Network Society”

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Authors | Editors: Cooley, S. (Oklahoma State University); Cooley, A. (Oklahoma State University); Hinck, R. (Monmouth College); Kitsch, S. (Monmouth College) Quick Look Preview Key Points The economic and technological connectivities of globalization have created a “Network Society.” The Network Society is comprised of interconnected social, organizational, and strategic networks capable of sending information globally at […]

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What COVID Reveals: Global Governance in Flux and Possible New Directions for Government

December 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Zalman, A. (Prescient & Georgetown University) Date: 16 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Amy Zalman (Prescient & Georgetown University), as a part of its SMA UK MoD Speaker Series. Dr. Zalman began her presentation by discussing the current distribution and redistribution of power in the world. Global power is […]

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Qanon Radicalization and Conspiracy: 2017-2020

December 2020 No Comments

Speaker: Bloom, M. (Georgia State University) Date: 15 December 2020 Speaker Session Summary SMA hosted a speaker session, presented by Dr. Mia Bloom (Georgia State University), as a part of its SMA General Speaker Series. Dr. Bloom began her presentation by noting the similarities between ISIS’s and Qanon’s methods of recruitment and radicalization, as well as their […]

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