From Frontline to Headline: How Global and Social Media Make Conflict Newsworthy

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has created shockwaves in Europe’s security architecture, affected global markets, inflation, supply chains and more. The US military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and the return of the Taliban has led to a security and political vacuum in South and Central Asia. But the turmoil doesn’t stop in Eurasia. The Indo-Pacific is a new frontline for America, where geopolitical and trade competition with China is escalating. Meanwhile, as new terrorist networks emerge in Africa, cyberespionage has expanded and cybercrime has already morphed into a global terror threat. How do we unpack all that? Simply, through those whose job it is to cover these events. Explore the dynamics among these risks through the critical lens of the international, national, and social media. Examine how the narration, coverage and broadcasting of security and conflict become a part of the national conversation and international relations. Analyze the nuance and depth of reporting and debating through the works of subject-area experts, editors, reporters, and even “influencers”. Discover and debate the unwritten laws that define the new global order, from Beijing’s “Xi Jinping Thought” to Washington’s “Biden Doctrine”. Delve into what happens when the reporting ends and the debate begins, and how conflict further develops from there. Learn more about the players and organizations shaping global security dynamics—from new alliances like the Quad or AUKUS, to rejuvenated ones like NATO—from the experts who cover them. Imagine this course as eight weeks of deep diving into the debate – or the war – about war, from an interconnected and global perspective.‌
Fall 2022 tuition is $449.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the main drivers and organizations shaping modern conflict and diplomacy
  • ‌The ability to analyze key global security issues

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  • Fall 2022

    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2022
    • Date

      Oct 17 - Dec 5
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Khan, Wajahat
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Please call (212) 998-7150 for Tuition.