LIVESTREAM: 2019 Global Security Forum Day 2

The two-day conference will explore the security challenges of modern disinformation and its implications for an increasingly interconnected world.

The Global Security Forum is an annual international gathering bringing together a multi-disciplinary network of experts, practitioners, and policy-makers from government, security, academia, media, entertainment, international organizations, the humanitarian sector, the private sector and beyond to come together to discuss the world’s most pressing topics. This invite-only event provides a unique platform for international stakeholders to convene and offer solutions that address the international community’s leading security challenges.

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Agenda for Day 2 — Wednesday, October 16 (all times local, GMT+3)

8:00 am (1:00 a.m. EDT) — FIRESIDE CHAT
His Excellency, Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiya,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs, State of Qatar

- Interviewed by Mr. Steve Clemons, Editor-at-large, the Hill

8:45 am — PRESENTATION: You’re the F@ke! Why Fact Checking or Red Flags Won’t Work When Identity Trumps Truth
Mr. Christopher Graves, President & Founder, Ogilvy Center for Behavioral Science

Vice Admiral Alexandros Diakopoulos, National Security Advisor, Government of Greece

- Interviewed by Mr. Kevin Baron, Executive Editor, Defense One

9:30 am — PRESENTATION: 16 Years of Social Media: How Facebook (and others) Moved Fast and Broke Things
Mr. Jeffrey Cole, Director and Research Professor, Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School for Communication

His Excellency, Hassan al-Thawadi,
Secretary-General, Supreme Committee For Delivery and Legacy

- Interviewed by Mr. Mark Mazzetti, Washington Investigative Correspondent, New York Times

10:15 am — PRESENTATION: Five Years of Fighting Against Russian Disinformation in Ukraine: Lessons from StopFake
Mr. Yevhen Fedchenko, Co-founder and Chief Editor of, Director of Mohyla School of Journalism at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

10:30 — Break

10:45 am — WORKSHOP III: Hamad Bin Khalifa University
TOPIC: “A War of Words, Disinformation in Transnational Challenges”
MODERATOR: Susan L. Karamanian, Dean, College of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

- H.E. Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani, Director, Government Communications Office, Chairman of The Media City. State of Qatar
- Dr. Leslie Pal, Dean, College of Public Policy, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
- Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid, Executive Director, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
- Mr. Carlo Nardi, Strategy Manager, Counter Daesh Strategic Communications Cell

12:00 pm — PRESENTATION: Decision Making in the Disinformation and Deepfakes Era
Mr. Mounir Ibrahim, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Truepic

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm — Lunch

1:30 pm — PRESENTATION: The Psychology of Misinformation
Dr. Shuki Cohen, Director of the Center on Terrorism at the City University of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice

1:45 pm — PRESENTATION: Disinformation Campaigns in Southeast AsiaMs.
Dr. Mia Bloom, Professor of Communication and Middle East Studies, Georgia State University

2:00 pm — PANEL III: Disinformation in the Marketplace: Financial Effects andCommercial Fallout
FRAMING REMARKS: Mr. Phil Cowdell, Consulting & Strategic Planning Division, The Soufan Group
MODERATOR: Mr. Bobby Ghosh, Journalist and Member of the Editorial Board, Bloomberg

- Mr. Bret Schafer, Media and Digital Disinformation Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy
- Dr. Marie-Michelle Strah, Professor and Researcher at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, ICJ Program
- Mr. John Montgomery, Head of Brand Safety, GroupM
- Mr. Alastair Aitken CBE, Global Managing Director, Storyful Intelligence

3:15 pm — PRESENTATION: The Human Voice: Deception and Misinformation
Dr. Rita Singh, Professor & Research Faculty, The School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

3:30 pm — Break

3:45 pm — PRESENTATION: How to Identify, Quantify and Respond to Modern Disinformation
Mr. Phil Cowdell, Consulting & Strategic Planning Division, The Soufan Group

4:30 pm — PANEL IV: Disinformation and Legislation: Exploring Policy Options
FRAMING REMARKS: Mr. Nicholas J. Rasmussen, Former Director, National CounterterrorismCenter and Acting Executive Director of The McCain Institute for International Leadership
MODERATOR: Ms. Karen J. Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security, Fordham Law School

- Ms. Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Member of Estonian Parliament, Former Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Environment, Government of Estonia
- Mr. Mikael Tofvesson, Head of Global Monitoring and Analysis Section, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
- Mr. Charles Spencer, Assistant Director of the International Operations Division, U.S.Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Mr. Jason M. Blazakis, Senior Research Fellow at The Soufan Center, Professor of Practice and Director, Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Mr. Christopher Graves, President & Founder, Ogilvy Center for Behavioral ScienceMaster of Ceremonies