On 17 May 2016, Latvian Institute of International Affairs organised the annual Riga Dialogue.The event is supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Nuclear Threat Initiative, German Marshal Fund’s Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation, and European Leadership Network, and the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Riga Dialogue 2016: Building Bridges for Euro-Atlantic Security” featured a closed expert roundtable discussion and a public event.
Director Jānis Sārts contributed to the panel "Competing for Hearts and Minds: Towards a Propaganda Control Regime". In times of crisis, public communication becomes an issue: it can expose dangerous policies, but can also be used to mobilise grassroots support for a certain political agenda and, thus, impede constructive resolution of difficulties (“entrapment”). What is the future of strategic communications in the Euro-Atlantic area? Roundtable discussion was moderated by Steve Andreasen, National Security Consultant, Nuclear Threat Initiative, other speakers were Ivan Timofeev (Director of Programs at Russian International Affairs Council) and Marco Overhaus (Associate, The Americas Research Division, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik).
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