Washington D.C., USA. 3 April, 2018
Professor Natalia Chaban and Professor Ben O’Loughlin presented at the stakeholder conference “Contested Narratives: Digital Technology and the Attack on Liberal Democratic Norms” at the School of Media and Public Affairs of the George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA: https://smpa.gwu.edu/contentious-narratives. The conference was supported by GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs and Elliott School of International Affairs with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and the World Bank. Conference organiser Professor Steven Livingston of GWU invited Natalia and Ben to present C3EU findings at this event.
The conference focused on the effects of disinformation on peacebuilding and on efforts to document human rights abuse and war crimes. It involved into academia-policymakers debate academics as well as think tankers, civil society, media and government practitioners who deal with conflict and information/communication. Natalia and Ben were interviewed by the conference organisers: see the podcast of the Interview with Natalia Chaban below (downloaded from https://vimeo.com/272592797):
The Journal of International Affairs at Columbia University published a Special Issue in association with the conference https://jia.sipa.columbia.edu/contentious-narratives-digital-technology-and-attack-liberal-democratic-norms. Paper by Natalia Chaban and Ben O’Loughlin “The Crisis Diplomacy in Ukraine: The Matrix of Possibilities” was included into this Special Issue” (see its full text on the Journal’s website: https://jia.sipa.columbia.edu/contentious-narratives-digital-technology-and-attack-liberal-democratic-norms).