The National Intelligence University invited Dr Waller to teach a class on political warfare. The research university arm of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the NIU is the only accredited, federal degree-granting in the US intelligence community. Waller’s April 17 lecture focused on the strategy of political warfare.
Columbia University hosted the Second Annual Greater Good Gathering, focusing on technology’s far-reaching impact on the meaning of community. The event, organized by Eric B. Schnurer, was as diverse in viewpoints as it was collegial – a remarkably enjoyable gathering. I spoke as the last speaker of the last panel, giving a less happy assessment
The Atlantic Council sponsored an innovative and badly needed #DisinfoWeek to pay serious attention to Russian disinformation and how to combat it. The event, featuring speakers and experts from North America and Europe, wound up on Friday, June 30, with an off-the-record discussion about what to do next. Dr. Waller was among the invited participants.
The Air War College, which prepares US and allied Air Force officers with a solid graduate education, invited Dr Waller teach a class in its Strategic Leadership Communication course. Dr Waller’s April 25 class was a contrarian approach to strategic communication. Frank B. Kalupa, Director of the Center for Strategic Leadership Communication, hosted him to
Political Warfare & Strategy was the title of Dr. Waller’s presentation at the Kennan-Donovan Initiative at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. The January 21 event, chaired by COL Dave Maxwell USA (Ret), involved about 40 civilian and military participants from the unconventional warfare field who focus on the “gray zone.” See the presentation slides
The Westminster Institute hosted Dr. Waller to give a presentation on how to use psychological warfare to defeat ISIS/Daesh and other jihadist movements. The October 21, 2015 presentation, titled “Defeating ISIS: The Missing Psychological Warfare Dimension,” demonstrated the low-cost, high-impact opportunities at hand to wipe out Daesh. Dr. Waller’s presentation also discussed how to retaliate
The US Capitol building was the venue for Dr. Waller to speak on the Muslim Brotherhood and the power of ideology as part of a Westminster Institute program. The September 6, 2013 event brought together a panel of distinguished speakers on a range of topics to battle Islamist aggression: Dr. Patrick Sookhdeo, The Role of Religion in the
After a decade of war, with many military victories to its credit, the United States continues to struggle with defining and combating ideological adversaries. It has been unable to dominate the psychological battlespace in which America’s enemies – both those practicing violence and those not presently violent – flourish. Dr. Waller outlines a strategic solution