The Global Engagement Center is charged with leading the U.S. government’s efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation from international terrorist organizations and foreign countries. State-sponsored propaganda and disinformation against the U.S. and our Allies present a real and ongoing threat aimed at undermining United States national security interests. The overarching objective of these efforts is to sow discord and undermine democracy in the U.S. and other western nations. 

The Capstone Workshop will produce a detailed report and a 15-minute Ted-talk style presentation for a working meeting with GEC staff, that explores two related questions: (1.) How can we measure the qualitative and quantitative impacts and effectiveness of state-sponsored propaganda and disinformation activities? (2.) How can we predict the ways in which America’s adversaries will adopt new approaches to spreading propaganda and disinformation and/or avoiding U.S. counter-measures?