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Events

Terrorist, Regime and Western Media

11th December 2013 - 9:00 AM

The War of Ideas in the Disinformation Age
The Newseum, Washington, DC


Opening Remarks

Clifford D. May, President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies


Keynote Address

Ambassador Alberto Fernandez, Coordinator of the State Department’s Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications


Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey: American Allies, Adversarial Policies

The Honorable James Jeffrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Turkey and Albania and current Philip Solondz distinguished visiting fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Jeremy Shapiro, former member of the U.S. State Department’s policy planning staff and current visiting fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution
David Andrew Weinberg, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Moderated by Clifford D. May, President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies


Regime Media

Ali Alfoneh, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
The Honorable Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's former Ambassador to the U.S.
Jeffrey Goldberg, Columnist for Bloomberg
Moderated by Toby Dershowitz, VP of Government Relations and Strategy at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies


Is the West Losing the War of Ideas?

James K. Glassman, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and Founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute
Robert Reilly, former Department of State Senior Advisor for Information Strategy and current Senior Fellow for Strategic Communication at American Foreign Policy Council
Bret Stephens, Deputy Editor of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page
Moderated by Clifford D. May, President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies


Social Media: Game Changer or a Tool for Regime Exploitation?

JM Berger, researcher, analyst and writer covering extremism, with a special focus on extremist activities in the U.S. and extremist use of social media for Egoplex and author of Jihad Joe, the first comprehensive history of the American jihadist movement, tracking the phenomenon from the 1970s to the present
Kelsey D. Atherton, Contributor to Popular Science
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and an adjunct assistant professor in Georgetown University’s security studies program
Moderated by Jonathan Schanzer, VP of Research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies