HOLD THE DATE
Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
The hottest social media star in the mid east Is a radical Saudi cleric.
But this powerful figure has gone virtually unnoticed in Western media.
Do we need a new “Manhattan Project” to counter social media’s
power to promote terror and extremism?
Haroon K. Ullah, Chief Strategy Officer, Broadcasting Board of Governors, advisor to three Secretaries of State and
Richard Holbrooke’s Afghanistan/Pakistan team.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Loma Linda University Health
Reception & Talk
Registration opens in early August: https://www.wacinlandsocal.org
Questions? Contact Katie Yutuc at the WAC office 909-558-7446
Western observers marveled at the power of social media to mobilize young protesters during the Middle East’s “Arab Spring”. When democracy didn’t result, many Americans lost interest. Meanwhile social media became a prime recruiting and organizational tool for terrorists and extremists in the Middle East.
A former senior advisor to three U.S. Secretaries of State, with a special portfolio on digital transmedia strategy and countering violent extremism, Haroon K. Ullah is an award-winning author and Peabody TV Award recipient, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His latest book is Digital World War: Islamists, Extremists, and the Fight for Cyber Supremacy.
What can we learn about the power of social media to persuade that might apply to situations in America?