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Dec 02

The Role of Psychological Operations in Strategic Communications

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In an era where states’ borders are blurred by culture and ideology, it is important to understand the evolution of psychological operations in the U.S. military as well as the role it plays in strategic communications. Understanding foreign publics and conveying information to them now involves a higher level of information collection and sophisticated analysis. This complex situation requires a unique skill-set for officers, one that too few possess. It also demands close coordination with other agencies so to maintain consistency and accuracy. Join us as our panel of experts assesses the challenges and successes of psychological operations and its role in strategic communications.

More About the Speakers

Colonel Matt Venhaus
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, U.S. Department of Defense

Juliana Pilon
Director, Center for the Study of Culture and Security, Institute of World Politics

Kevin McCarty
Former Director for Global Outreach (Communications), National Security Council

Helle C. Dale
Senior Fellow for Public Diplomacy, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)