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