The International Communication Section (ICOMM)

of the International Studies Association

Notice of Meeting: ACPD Event w/ Congressman Mike Rogers — Echo Chambers, AI & Bot-Driven Disinformation

The Advisory Commission’s upcoming panel, Echo Chambers, AI & Bot-Driven Disinformation: New Challenges/Opportunities in PD, will be held on May 9 (10:30-12:00) at George Washington University (co-sponsored by GW’s Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication).

The event will coincide with the Commission’s publication of a report on the same subject, featuring essays from practitioner and academic experts and specific recommendations for policy, research, and tactics.

Congressman Mike Rogers (retired), former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, will keynote the event. His remarks will be followed by a panel featuring the following specialists:

  • Nash Borges, Chief Technology Officer, Global Engagement Center (Invited)
  • Matt Chessen, Foreign Service Science, Technology and Foreign Policy Fellow @ GW
  • Tom Cochran, Former White House, State Department Technology Lead and Acquia’s Vice President and Chief Digital Strategist
  • Ethan Porter, Assistant Professor, GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs
  • Ory Rinat, White House Interim Chief Digital Officer and incoming Digital Lead at the State Department

The meeting is open to the public, Members and staff of Congress, federal government officials, the media, and representatives from non-governmental organizations. Please plan to arrive at GW’s Elliot School (1957 E St NW, 6th floor, Lindner Commons) by 10:15 a.m. to allow for a prompt meeting start. If you plan to attend, please RSVP here ( RSVP’s are required, and space is limited, though we try our absolute best to accommodate all reasonable requests.

Questions might be forwarded to Dr. Shawn Powers at, Executive Director of the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy



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