Responding to Anti-Western
Information Warfare

Strategic Communication in Times of Crisis

9 October, VU TSPMI 402, Vokiečių g. 10, Vilnius

10:00 Opening and welcome speeches
10:30
Why It Is Not the New Cold War and Why We Need Affirmative and Offensive Democratic Communication?
Prof. Gintautas Mažeikis
Head of Department of Social and Political Theory, Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
11:15
Technology and Social Networking Communication Management in Times of War and Crisis
Avi Benayahu
Brigadier General (ret.) Avi Benayahu, former IDF Spokesperson, Crisis Manager (Israel)
12:00 Coffee break
12:15
Ukrainian Answer to Kremlin Propaganda: Experience From StopFake.org
Dr. Yevhen Fedchenko
Director of Mohyla School of Journalism, Co-founder of StopFake.org (Ukraine)
13:00 Lunch break
14:15
How Kremlin Uses Content Marketing to Spread Lies and Sows Discord
Mykolas Katkus
Strategic Consultant, Chairman of the Board at VRP | Hill + Knowlton Strategies (Lithuania)
15:00
The New Face of War: the Importance of Information Environment in the Hybrid Warfare
Elina Lange-Ionatamishvili
Expert at NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (Latvia)
15:45 Concluding remarks & coffee
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