Speaking Truth to Power - Advice and Decision Making in the Era of Social Media
This seminar explores:
- The impact of contemporary and emerging media technologies on the decision making processes within Government, particularly in the National Security arena.
- Insight into the challenges for political and policy discourse arising from the unrelenting pressures at the intersection of the 24hr News Cycle and New Media.
- The nuances and dilemmas of providing frank and fearless advice in a soundbite-driven and post-truth environment.
Professor Irvine draws on decades of senior leadership in key national security roles in the Australian Government, including Director General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) and Director-General of Security, in charge of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO).
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