CEPA Forum 2017
Breakout Session 1 - The War of Narratives in the Information Age

Capping off the first day of the CEPA Forum were two breakout sessions. The first session – The War of Narratives in the Information Age – was moderated by CEPA Senior Vice President Edward Lucas. Panelists included Urve Eslas, StratCom Program Contributor, CEPA; Daniel Kimmage, Acting Coordinator, Global Engagement Center, U.S. Department of State; Jukka Savolainen, Director of Community of Interests “Vulnerabilities and Resilience,” European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats; Jānis Sārts, Director, NATO Strategic Communications Center for Excellence; and Brian Whitmore, Senior Russia Analyst, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Discussion focused on broadening NATO’s responses to Russian information warfare, deconstructing the historical myths found in Russian propaganda, equipping Western audiences with tools to recognize propaganda, and the need to push back against the prevalent “Russophobia” narrative.

MODERATOR

mod_LucasEdward Lucas,
Senior Vice President, CEPA

Panelists

EslasUrve Eslas
StratCom Program Contributor, CEPA
KimmageDaniel Kimmage
Acting Coordinator, Global Engagement Center, Department of State, United States
SavolainenJukka Savolainen,
Director, Community of Interest “Vulnerabilities and resilience,” European Center of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
SartsJānis Sārts, Director,
NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence
WhitmoreBrian Whitmore,
Senior Russia Analyst, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty