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Great Decisions Lecture Series: Jake Greear – Media and Foreign Policy
February 28, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm$10
The Great Decisions Lecture Series is organized by the World Affairs Council of Western North Carolina in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Association of America.
Jake Greear will speak on February 28th giving his lecture, Media and Foreign Policy, in Brevard College’s McLarty-Goodson, Room 125.
Cost: $45 per person for the 6 lecture series or $10 per person for a single lecture. (Seating is limited) Register here.
State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?
Jake Greear is an adjunct professor of political science at Western Carolina University. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, where his research focused on environmental politics and political theory. His publications include a recent article on economic decentralization, and he is currently working on a book titled Performing Nature: Truth and the Body in Environmental Consciousness.