Global media in foreign policy and public engagement

How governments and civil society use media and journalism to promote narratives

Please join The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) for a public panel on international media’s effect on policy. CSIS’ Project on Prosperity and Development will be joined by John Lansing, the CEO and Director of the BBG, for a conversation on how journalism and media steers opinion and policy around the world.

CSIS and BBG will discuss forming narratives which can alter public opinion. Some countries increasingly use messaging as a soft-power tool to promote a particular viewpoint, while external actors like civil society advance alternative policy agendas. As part of this event, we expect to cover the closing civil society and public diplomacy space in Russia.

The panel will also feature Shannon Green, the Director of CSIS’ Human Rights Initiative, and Jeffrey Mankoff, the Deputy Director of CSIS’ Russia and Eurasia program to steer social and regional topics.

Media inquiries

H. Andrew Schwartz
SVP for External Relations