May 30 - June 01, 2012, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
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March 26-28, 2012
San Diego, CA
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This session will detail use of political warfare in overt and coverts ways that exploit
internal differences within an adversarial country or one’s own. Learn how an aggressor
must be mindful of opponents’ national leaders and exploit any weaknesses while
potentially gaining support for its own objectives.
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Ruth Wedgwood, J.D.
Director, International Law and Organizations Program
Johns Hopkins University
This session will give an overview of the basic aspects of modern psychological
operations and the various techniques used to influence a target audience’s value
systems, belief systems, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior. Learn how the enemy
perceives America and its allies and why they are brought up to oppose western thought
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Lewis
Special Operations Chair
U.S. Marine Corps University
This talk explores the various forms of information warfare including social network
analysis, decision analysis, and the human aspects of command and control. It
discusses the details and irregular warfare applications of information operations to
undermine the quality of opposing force information and deny information-collection
Matthew G Devost
President, Terrorism Research Center
Psychological warfare helped beat the Nazis, and psychological strategy was crucial to defeating the Soviet Union without resorting to war. Since then, however, the US has effectively abandoned a strategic approach to the psychological side of conflict, even though the greatest threats to US interests leverage psychology as tactical and strategic weapons against us. It's time for the US to embrace psychological strategy and psychological warfare as low-cost, high-impact solutions to defeat our enemies and adversaries both in tomorrow's battlespaces and place all potential foes on the strategic defensive.
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Dr. J Michael Waller
Annenberg Professor of International Communication
The Institute of World Politics
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