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Hennebach Lecture: “Why Are Americans So Vulnerable to ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation… And What Can We Do About It?”

April 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


The Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Division at Mines presents Mark Jacobson’s lecture, “Why Are Americans So Vulnerable to ‘Fake News’ and Disinformation… And What Can We Do About It?”

Dr. Mark Jacobson is an associate teaching professor at Georgetown University and his research focuses on military and diplomatic history with an emphasis on propaganda and political warfare. He has almost 25 years of experience in the U.S. government, international organizations and academia working on some of the most complex and politically sensitive national security issues facing the United States. Jacobson has held appointments as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense and Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy. Prior to that he served in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the Deputy NATO Senior Civilian Representative and Director of International Affairs at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and in these roles advised Generals David Petraeus and Stanley McChrystal on the international political dynamics of the mission. Jacobson also has served on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee and as a Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund. A veteran, his military service includes time as a psychological operations specialist in the Army and as an intelligence officer in the Navy with mobilizations to Bosnia in 1996 and to Afghanistan in 2006. Jacobson frequently appears as a commentator on cable and broadcast news networks and is regularly quoted in major print and online publications. Jacobson holds degrees from the University of Michigan, the King’s College, University of London and a PhD from The Ohio State University.


April 16, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Marquez Hall
1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States


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