CANIS Summer School – Security And The Mis/Dis-Information Environment

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Canadian Network on Information and Security (CANIS) offers a five-day course (PPOL 699.11) which provides an advanced introduction to security and mis/dis-information in the Canadian and global contexts.

The course will focus on key issues and challenges related to mis/dis-information, provision of security, and the use of the information environment as an operational domain. Students will study different threats and entities affecting our information environment from political, technological, cognitive/behavioural, and legal/ethical perspectives and will be guided to produce novel insights to support, expand, and improve security in Canada.

The course includes a wargame, a simulation-based scenario, which complements lectures and offers a practical exercise on how to counter mis/dis-information.

Day 1: National Security and Defence in an Information-Rich Environment; Communication and Propaganda
Day 2: Influence Operations (Russia and China)
Day 3: Getting the Message—Basics of AI and Network Analysis
Day 4: The Canadian (Mis/Dis) Information Space: Canadian Communications and Survey Findings
Day 5: Legal, Ethical and Policy Landscapes

Featured Instructors:
Alicia Wanless Non-Resident Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & Director, Partnership for Countering Influence Operations, Washington

Ofer Fridman Lecturer in War Studies at King’s College, London

Jean-Baptiste Jeanène Vilmer Director, Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM), French Ministry for the Armed Forces, Paris

Colette Brin Professor, Department of Information and Communication, Laval University, Quebec

UCalgary students may register via Student Centre. If you are not a UCalgary student, please click here for help registering.