News

27th June 2017
Mr. Janis Sarts, Director of the Strategic Communications Center of Excellence, has been invited to make an appearance before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on June 28, 2017 to serve as witness in an open hearing on Russian Intervention in European Elections. Mr. Sarts has been invited along with other notable speakers such as Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Vesko Garcevic, Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at Frederick Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and Dr. Constanze Stelzenmueller, and Bosch Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
26th June 2017
The discussion forum is scheduled to take place on the 26th of June, at Stanford University. This event is organized by the NDI and CDDRL at Stanford University and will center around the discussion topic of Digital Disinformation. Joined by Scott Hubli from National Democratic Institute and Claire Wardle from First Draft News, director Janis Sarts will be speaking at a panel focused on the framing of the issue of digital disinformation and the global state of play.
17th June 2017
Senator Gary Peters was elected in 2014, as Senator to represent the State of Michigan in the U.S. Senate. His focuses include uniting communities by fighting for the common needs of his people such as proving an equal opportunity for everyone to succeed. His achievements range from having the most bills signed into law than any other member of his party upon being elected to the Michigan State Senate in 1994, to his more current leading efforts in Congress to eliminate wasteful spending and reduce the overall deficit. However, it was his concern for the threats of terrorism and information...
8th June 2017
The NATO StratCom Centre of Excellence needs a data analyst to be employed on a short-term contract for a research project to be completed by September 2017. We are conducting research which uses publicly available geopolitical event data collected through the ICEWS programme. Further information on the ICEWS programme and data set can be found at the Harvard Dataverse https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataverse/icews We have a requirement to identify and subset data for further analysis. The dataset includes ‘events’ that describe how individuals and organisations interact with each other in time and space. The data is currently stored in Excel files containing approximately...
29th May 2017
The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence is looking for young, talented people, ready to support the COE with their energy, experience and skills! Join our team of volunteers and become a part of the biggest conference on defence and strategic communications in the region, “The Riga StratCom Dialogue 2017: Perception Matters”.
24th May 2017
A Seminar with the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence. In today’s information space, spreading fake news is as easy as a ‘Like,’ ‘Tweet’ or ‘Share.’ While NATO is deploying to Europe’s frontline, the Kremlin is field-testing new subversive techniques against Allied forces. What are the new lessons for force protection in the information space? What are the emerging do’s, don’ts and dangers of the information age? Join us for a half day seminar with leading experts from the Center for European Policy Analysis and the NATO Strategic Communications Center of Excellence...
23rd May 2017
Hybrid conflict situations in the 21st century require adequate answers to respond comprehensively and effectively towards any developing challenges. With this paradigm in mind, the NATO Centres of Excellence, CIMIC and STRATCOM, jointly conducted the 2017 Community of Interest Conference (COI) from May 17th to 18th, addressing current issues on “Resilience & Collective Defense within a Hybrid Conflict Environment”.
17th May 2017
Main tasks: Open source analysis of English and Russian language material and computer programming Qualifications : Essential - English and Russian languages (C1), degree in International Relations or Political Science, knowledge of programming , quantitative software and Microsoft Office Suite . Duration : negotiable 6-8 weeks Start date : negotiable 19.06.2017 Application deadline : 21.05.2017 Grant : no grant available ​To apply, please, send your CV and motivation letter to info [at] stratcomcoe [dot] org
16th May 2017
A game, browser plugins, and troll activity recognition methods were developed during a one-day hackathon on May 13 organised by the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence. On May 13, the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence organised a one-day hacking event aimed at coming up with practical methods to detect fake news and biased media sources online. The aim of this event was to create a place where tech industry specialists and top minds from the media could collaborate on new ways to ensure the trustworthiness of online media. The 28 participants from Latvia were divided into six teams, each team included at least one coder, one statistician, one designer, and one journalist.