This event has had to be postponed until 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Wednesday 13th September at 6.30pm for 7.00pm at The Army & Navy Club
Disinformation, Fake News, Alternative Facts: Confused? That’s the Idea!
Guest Speaker: Stephen Dalziel
The world woke up in 2016 to the realisation that amidst the wealth of news and information with which we are now bombarded there is much that is false. From governmental spin to Kremlin disinformation to White House alternative facts there are constant attempts to influence the way in which we see the world.
Is this merely the stuff of advertising campaigns? Or is its purpose more sinister?
What isn’t open to question, is that any company navigating the international landscape – including that of the Commonwealth – needs to start understanding just what is going on.
Stephen Dalziel is closely involved through – The Institute for Statecraft – in the study of Russian disinformation. After graduating in Russian Studies from the University of Leeds, he spent a year in the British Army, and in 1982 joined the Soviet Studies Research Centre at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. In 1988, Stephen moved to the BBC World Service where, as Russian Affairs Analyst, he was to spend 16 years reporting on the USSR and then Russia. He interviewed many Soviet and Russian dignitaries, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin and Eduard Shevardnadze. Subsequently, Stephen spent five years as Executive Director of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce. His first book, The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Empire, was published in 1993, and he is currently writing his latest book, Russia: Collected Wisdom. He is a regular contributor to broadcast media.
- Venue: The Army & Navy Club, 36 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN
- Commonwealth Argosy Events’ Members: £30.00.
- Introductory Guests: £55.00.
- All tickets include drinks and canapés.