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Ellen Beth Laipson <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 28 Jul 2022 20:17:00 +0000
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To:  ISEC students

If you have not yet completed your registration for the Fall semester, here's a course on the growing challenge of disinformation that should be of interest to all, and particularly to those in the Intelligence Concentration.   It's the second time we've offered this course.  It's POGO 750-017: Disinformation and Policy Responses, offered on Tuesdays at 720 PM.

Here's a brief description:

Disinformation and Policy Responses examines the impact of disinformation on public policy, explores a
broad array of disinformation use cases, and evaluates policy options for effectively mitigating the
negative effects of disinformation operations. Responding to disinformation requires coordination
among public and private actors. Policy options to respond to disinformation are diverse and may draw
on technological, legislative, regulatory, educational, and diplomatic approaches.

Full draft syllabus:  POGO 750 017 Disinformation and Policy Responses

and here's some information on the professor:
J.D. Maddox<>
J.D. Maddox is an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of influence and political violence. He is the CEO of Inventive Insights LLC, a small national security consultancy, and is an adjunct professor of national security studies at George Mason University’s Schar School. He is also a frequent author of national security commentaries. J.D. recently developed the US Government’s premier counter-disinformation technology testing and implementation effort.

regards to all,

Professor Ellen Laipson
Director, ISEC