Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has threatened values that underpin the rules-based international order: human rights, peace, security, self-determination, and national sovereignty. With the world’s eyes on Ukraine, we must recognise that what is happening in the information space and in the hearts and minds of people across the world will have an outsized impact on the outcome of this war. In this fluid and contested environment, it is more important than ever that strategic communications maintains its place at the highest level of decision-making.
To that end, strategic communications must continue to be at the leading edge of the latest developments in communications, technology, and politics and where they intersect: be that foreign election interference, the (mis)use of big data, or the ongoing war in Ukraine. Era-defining crises, from the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change, have also underlined the need to not only analyse the present but to offer visions for a fairer, more peaceful, and united world.
From 25 - 26 May 2022, the Riga StratCom Dialogue will bring together the strategic communications community for two days of intensive and inspiring discussion between experts across disciplines from around the globe.
As in years before, our conference does not shy away from asking difficult questions: whether that means interrogating assumptions on how to counter disinformation, exploring uncharted territory in AI regulation, or assessing what Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means for NATO and the future of the global rules-based order.
Information about registration for the event will follow. In the meantime, feel free to follow news in the Riga StratCom Dialogue 2022 Facebook event.