CepaForum 2017
CEPA STRATCOM PROGRAM
27 April 2017

NATO in the Disinformation Age: Understanding the Threat

The Center for European Policy Analysis and the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence hosted an information warfare seminar in Riga, Latvia with the support of the U.S. Mission to NATO. 

In today’s information space, spreading fake news is as easy as a ‘Like,’ ‘Tweet’ or ‘Share.’ While NATO is deploying to Europe’s frontline, the Kremlin is field-testing new subversive techniques against Allied forces. What are the new lessons for force protection in the information space? What are the emerging do’s, don’ts and dangers of the information age? Join us for a half day seminar with leading experts from the Center for European Policy Analysis and the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence on threats and remedies from the information frontier.


10:00 – 10:30
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Peter B. Doran, Executive Vice President, CEPA
Colonel Ilmārs Atis Lejiņš, LVA Army Brigade Commander)

10:30 – 12:00 
PANEL I 

Understanding the Kremlin’s Toolbox: Force Protection in the Information Space

MODERATOR: Donald N. Jensen, Senior Adjunct Fellow, CEPA
Mārtiņš Kaprāns, StratCom Program Contributor, CEPA
Dace Kundrāte, Senior Expert of the Doctrine, Concept and Experimentation Branch, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence 

12:00 – 13:00 
LUNCH

13:00 – 14:30 
PANEL II

How to Spot and Counter Virtual Manipulation

MODERATOR: Peter B. Doran, Executive Vice President, CEPA
Rolf Fredheim, Data Analyst, Technical and Scientific Development Branch, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence
Magda Walter, International Media Consultancy

14:30 – 15:00
CLOSING REMARKS 

Jānis Sārts, Director, NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence
Peter B. Doran, Executive Vice President, CEPA