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IE School of Global and Public Affairs and Antalya Diplomacy Forum will co-organise a session on disinformation in the cyberspace

IE School of Global and Public Affairs and Antalya Diplomacy Forum | IE GPA

IE University´s School of Global and Publıc Affairs and the“Antalya Diplomacy Forum” (ADF) have signed an agreement to co-organize a session on the challenges posed by disinformation, particularly in the cyberspace, in the forthcoming Antalya Diplomacy Forum to be held on 11-13 of March 2022 in Antalya, Turkey. 

 

The high-level panel titled “Confronting Disinformation in Cyberspace” will focus on the main threats in the cybersecurity landscape, such as those associated with disinformation and information manipulation, including fake news. Why does this present a threat to societies? What are the lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic about malicious behaviour in cyberspace? 

This new cooperation will be coordinated by the Center for the Governance of Change (CGC) of IE University, an applied-research, educational institution that studies the political, economic, and societal implications of the current technological revolution and advances solutions to overcome its unwanted effects.

“We are delighted by this collaboration with the Antalya Diplomatic Forum, the type of policy space where IE´s School of Global and Public Affairs can contribute cutting-edge knowledge and stir informed debate to address major global challenges,” said IE University Provost and Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs, Manuel Muñiz, after signing the agreement at IE Tower, IE University’s new technological and sustainable campus in Madrid.

“We are sure this is only the first a step in a fruitful, long-term partnership.”
Manuel Muñiz, IE University Provost and Dean of IE School of Global and Public Affairs

The cooperation activities involve sharing relevant expertise and it expected to extend to other activities in the future.

 “This year the ADF will cover the frontline issues affecting international affairs, under the theme `Recoding Diplomacy.´ This is a new concept which the Forum believes might capture the ongoing process of revitalizing diplomatic solutions to existing problems and refining the tools and methods to that effect. The world is still a dangerous place with no easy roads to peace and development. Diplomacy must stay robust and effective, and adapt to the times by a recoding” pointed out Burak Akçapar, Turkey’s ambassador to Spain. 

“Last year, one out of five Foreign Ministers in the world attended the Forum, as well as many presidents and leaders. This year we expect a similar turnout. IE has joined the network of very prestigious institutions partnering with the ADF. We value this partnership and welcome IE onboard,” he added.