The Soufan Center in partnership with Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and several strategic partners, is organizing the 2019 Global Security Forum, taking place from October 15-16 at the St Regis Hotel in Doha, Qatar.
The two-day forum will explore the security challenges posed by the proliferation of modern disinformation and the serious implications this trend is having on an increasingly interconnected world.
The nexus between disinformation and technological advances has produced an unprecedented threat landscape, which requires a whole-of-society approach. We will provide a unique opportunity and platform for all stakeholders to come together and start a vital innovative dialogue and propose solutions. The global effects of disinformation – whether via organized campaigns that influence elections or policy decisions, or via misinformation given to individuals or groups engaging in violent acts of perceived retribution – have become common and persistent security threats. All nations are dealing with this phenomenon. Private and non-profit organizations are dealing with the effects as well. Relying solely on government or the private sector alone to counter disinformation, however, will not work; it is imperative to convene an open dialogue in a multi-stakeholder environment to develop comprehensive solutions.
The inaugural conference in 2018 addressed the topic of returning foreign fighters, which convened representatives from over 60 countries and resulted in important policy outcomes shared with states and international organizations, to include the United Nations Security Council, the European Parliament, the Global Counterterrorism Forum, and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.
For further information: https://globalsecurityforum.com.