NATO in the global information space – Mission to a pluralistic society

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the central security actor for Europe. It is a defence alliance of 31 European and North American member states that serves the joint protection of its own territories and also pursues the goal of political security and stability. Its importance has been further increased by the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.

In addition to the „classic“ security policy fields of action, security policy communication has developed into its own field of action in recent years. Communication should no longer merely accompany other measures, but enable them and have a measurable effect itself. NATO’s strategic communication (NATO StratCom), as its own organisational structure, should make a decisive contribution to achieving the Alliance’s political and military goals. The demand to proactively strengthen one’s own communicative positions and narratives and thus to strategically communicate in order to increase resilience to disinformation, for example, has become more topical, not least due to pro-Russian disinformation campaigns accompanying the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

On 31 May 2023, Dr. Philip Jan Schäfer, expert for security policy and strategic communication of NATO, will be our guest. Together with you and Dr. Schäfer we want to discuss the following and other questions: What is meant by „strategic communication“? How is it understood in NATO and what benefits do NATO partners expect? How can strategic communication work against disinformation campaigns? How can strategic communication and a pluralistic society of diversity of opinion be combined?

We look forward to your participation. We ask for a binding registration until 30.05.2023.

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