Please join the American Foreign and Military Policy Research Cluster as they welcome Jeffrey Trimble, lecturer in OSU’s School of Communication and Department of Political Science, to discuss the challenges facing U.S. government-funded international media – a historic pillar of U.S. global public diplomacy – in the era of disinformation.
Trimble, who served during two decades in senior roles including Acting President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) and Deputy Director of the federal agency that oversees U.S. international media, will outline the unique roles of the Voice of America, RFE/RL and the other U.S. international media outlets in America’s “soft power” efforts to respond to the increasingly sophisticated, well-funded array of technology-enabled, information-based threats from Russia, China, Iran, ISIS and other foreign actors.
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The American Foreign and Military Policy research cluster is an initiative of the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University. The cluster focuses on the study of US foreign relations, US defense policy, and international relations, diplomacy, and war as they affect US foreign policy and military affairs in contemporary and historical contexts. The cluster examines these elements of power from both American and foreign viewpoints in order to understand both the domestic drivers of policy and the impact of other nations on it. The cluster examines foreign and military affairs holistically, along with all elements of power – diplomatic, economic, military, informational, financial, intelligence, cultural, and legal – that have an impact on them.