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DAY 2:

Location: Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Policy
(For virtual participation, a link will be posted.)

The following times are listed in Central Standard Time.

8:00 am

Filter Bubbles, Echo Chambers, and the Phases of Information Disorder
Speaker: Claire Wardle
Moderator: Jeff Trimble

8:45 - 9:30

Over the Great Firewall: Social Media in Restricted Information Spaces
Interview with Patrick Boehler, RFE/RL
Host: Brian Whitmore, Atlantic Council

9:45 - 10:45

TikTok Talk: The Consequences for National Security and Democracy
Speaker: Glenn Gerstell (CSIS)
Moderator: Adam Klein (Director, Strauss Center)
Discussant: Chinmayi Sharma (Strauss Center)

10:45 - 11:30

China Versus the US: Social Media Bubble Comparison
Speaker: Xiaozhong Liu (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

11:30 - 12:15

Digital Repression: The Use of Social Media & Its Impact on the Balance of Government & Civil Society
Speaker: Brigadier General (Ret.) Boris Saavedra

1:00 - 1:45

Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Information: A Critical Overview of ChatGPT
Panelists: Macy Huang, Alec Leaper, and Enrique Velasquez Morquecho
Moderator: TBD

1:45 - 2:30

Russian Military Perception of Information Warfare
Speaker: Ivana Stradner
Cyber Warfare Before and After the Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Speaker: Anna Romandash
Moderator: Taylor Ham

2:45 - 3:30

Digital Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Iran, Syria, Turkey, and Afghanistan
Panelists: Nahid Siamdoust, Marwan Kraidy, Matthew Ellis, Andres Ilves

3:30 - 4:15

Border Gone: Fostering Nonreciprocal Listening to Gaza Through Social Media
Speaker: Yuval Katz

4:30 - 5:30

The Expanding Role of Digital Communications in Modern and Future Warfare
Panelists: Michael Allison (Army Futures Command), MAJ Jessica Dawson (US Army Cyber Institute), Kiril Avramov (GDIL), Paul Edgar (Clements Center)
Moderator: Michael Mosser (GDIL)

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