Events

Teacher Workshop: The US Foreign Service in the 21st Century

Teacher Workshop: The US Foreign Service in the 21st Century

Mansfield Center Executive Director Deena Mansour will provide an overview of the U.S. Foreign Service in the 21st century. She will discuss the mission of a U.S. diplomat to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad. Mansour will draw on her personal experience as a diplomat, addressing public diplomacy and human rights issues during her tenure at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. She will also discuss the international exchange opportunities provided by the U.S. Department of State to students and teachers, with a component on exchanges offered by the Mansfield Center.

Date: Monday, March 1st
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

To sign up, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/w41rChUQF7h5BUP49

Program will offer 1 OPI credit- currently pending.

Teachers who sign up will receive a zoom link and passcode the week before the teacher workshop.

To learn more about the Mansfield Center, please visit their website here: http://www.umt.edu/mansfield/

This workshop is part of the Montana World Affairs Council’s Academic WorldQuest program.
To learn more about the Montana World Affairs Council, please visit our website here: https://www.montanaworldaffairs.org/

All educators in Montana are welcome to join. Educators do not have to have students participating in Academic WorldQuest program.

For questions, please contact Nikki Geiszler, Programs Director, at ngeiszler@montanaworldaffairs.org.

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Connect Montana: Misinformation and Disinformation: How journalists respond and how can you trust information

Lynn Walsh – Misinformation and Disinformation: How journalists respond and how can you trust information

Thursday, October 1st,, 12:00-12:30 (noon) Mountain Time

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Emmy award-winning freelance journalist Lynn Walsh will look at how journalists are covering misinformation and disinformation. Also, learn tips for how you can recognize misinformation/disinformation in the information you are consuming.

 

Lynn Walsh is an Emmy award-winning freelance journalist who has worked in investigative, data and TV journalism at the national level as well as locally in California, Ohio, Texas and Florida. Based in San Diego, she is a past national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and the assistant director at the Trusting News project, where she’s helping to rebuild trust between journalists and the public. Lynn is also an adjunct professor and freelance journalist. She can be reached at lynn@TrustingNews.org.

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Connect Montana: Online Foreign Influence Efforts

Dr Jacob Shapiro – Online Foreign Influence Efforts

Wednesday, September 30th, 7:00-7:30 pm Mountain Time

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Dr Jacob N. Shapiro, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, will discuss online foreign influence efforts.  Since 2014 there have been at least 96 online political influence campaigns targeting more than 30 different countries. From the Russian campaigns to shape the 2016 US Presidential election and 2017 Brexit vote to domestic campaigns in 20 countries around the world, using social media to covertly shape politics has become a new tool of statecraft. We will discuss how this tool has evolved, how worried we should be, what is being done, and what else needs to happen to secure our democracy.

 

Jacob N. Shapiro is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University and directs the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. He is author of The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations, co-author of Small Wars, Big Data: The Information Revolution in Modern Conflict, and his research has been published in broad range of academic and policy journals. Shapiro received the 2016 Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association, given to a scholar younger than 40, or within 10 years of earning a Ph.D., was previously President and Chief Scientist of Giant Oak, a venture-funded software company. He is a veteran of the United States Navy.

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