Events

5-7 November 2019

The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv University, in association with the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) at King’s College London and the RAND Corporation, organised a multidisciplinary conference titled “National Security, Strategic Communications, and Truth Decay in a Contested Information Environment.”

The conference focused on how strategic communications and truth decay affect national security decision- making in the contemporary digital age.

25-26 April 2019

Following the success of the first Gerda Henkel Forum that was held at King’s Centre for Strategic Communications (KCSC) on 3-4 July 2018, the project takes its next step organising the second Forum in Moscow, hosted by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

Titled as Values and Interests in Communication between Russia and the West, the main aim of this Forum was  to create a productive dialogue between leading scholars from Russia and the West and the community of policy-makers.

5 April 2019

The King’s Centre for strategic Communications and the Centre of Military and Political Studies, in association with the Gerda Henkel Foundation, organised an international workshop A Century of Information Operations: From Crewe House to Twitter.

This workshop offered a rare dialogue between Russian and Western experts on how military organisations have been using information domain to support their strategic goals, presenting a unique perspective on Russian and Western experiences.

11-12 January 2019

An International Workshop Japan’s and China’s Strategic Communications was organized by Dr. Giulio Pugliese, with the support of Dr. Aurelio Insisa from Hong Kong University. The workshop consisted of a variety of experts, practitioners and members of news media from Japan and China.

The workshop developed work from the previous year’s workshop but focused more decisively on Japan-China relations, Japanese and Chinese strategic communications, and state security understandings of strategic communications.

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.