3-4 July 2018
When analysing contemporary Western academic, professional and political discourses on Russia- as well as Russian discourses on the West – it is striking that they are characterised by mutual mistrust and emotional responses. These have led to various misperceptions and misinterpretations of each other’s intentions and overall political aims in both domestic and international spheres.
To address this problem, King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) and the Gerda Henkel Foundation hosted the Gerda Henkel Forum “Trust and Emotions in the Relations between Russia and the West”. This was undertaken in association with the European Leadership Network (ELN), Centre of Military and Political Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, The Hague (ICCT).
3 May 2018
On 3 May the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) and NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence were honoured to hold their second annual lecture. It was delivered by retired four-star U.S. General, Stanley McChrystal. Former commander of the U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan, and the former commander of the United States’ premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General McChrystal spoke of the importance of strategic communications for effective leadership.
2-3 March 2018
On March 2 and 3 a workshop was held at King’s College London on Japan’s Strategic Communications. The workshop was organized by Giulio Pugliese and pursued the following goals: a) it explored the historical roots of Japan’s Strategic Communications, from the pre-war to the Cold War period; b) it assessed the changes in the post-Cold War, especially under the Abe administration, with emphasis on strategic narratives; c) it dissected the drivers of contemporary Japanese strategic communications, both domestic and international; d) it analysed Japan’s push in funding universities, think-tanks and new institutions, such as the incoming Japan House.
28 February 2018
A new book, written by King’s students and published collaboratively by King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) and NATO, sets out to provide an in-depth analysis of the phenomenon known as Fake News.
Fake News: A Roadmap is the first comprehensive publication to discuss the character, consequence, and challenges of Fake News. It aims to inject clarity into the confusion of misinformation and disinformation that affects politics today.
21 February 2018
Unbounded by words, and with the power to deliver an instant emotional hit, still and moving images are shaping our points of view on every aspect of the world in which we live. In particular, the immediacy and directness with which we now receive images have radically changed the way we think about conflict and its impacts.
6 June 2017
One of the world’s leading political scientists has delivered the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) annual lecture on 6th June 2017 to an assembled audience of academics, students, practitioners and members of NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence. Professor Joseph Nye, who first coined the concept of ‘soft power’, asked whether the American liberal order will survive?
8 March 2017
King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) has cemented its relationship with NATO’s Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence with their first joint conference, held at the university (8 March). “Strategic Communications in the 21st Century: Turbulence, Strategy and Tactics”, considered the major challenges facing practitioners.
11-12 January 2017
Russian experts in information warfare have joined colleagues from across Europe and the United States to discuss the issue at a conference hosted by King’s College London as global tensions increase.