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East Africa Com
10 - 11 May 2022
Virtual Event

J.D. Maddox
Independent Consultant at Global Engagement Center


J.D. Maddox is a former CIA branch chief, Deputy Coordinator of the U.S. Global Engagement Center, and U.S. Army Psychological Operations team leader, and now runs his own consultancy on national security issues - currently developing the US's technological defenses against foreign disinformation. J.D. is also an adjunct professor at GMU and a frequent author of national security commentaries.

J.D. has participated as a leader in many of his generationโ€™s most important national security operations, such as combating the terrorist group ISIL in Iraq, responding to the 9/11 attacks, and devising feasible solutions to disinformation. He also has regularly advised US Presidents, Members of Congress, Cabinet Secretaries and other world leaders on high-consequence security issues, such as nuclear threats and counterterrorism operations. As CEO of Inventive Insights, J.D. recently supported the development of the U.S. Governmentโ€™s preeminent counter-disinformation technology programs.ย 

As an adjunct professor, J.D. teaches the graduate-level course "National Security Challenges" at George Mason University, and is developing a disinformation course for GMU. He has also lectured at Georgetown University, George Washington University, National Defense University, National Intelligence University, American University, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the U.S. Foreign Service Institute and more.ย 

J.D.โ€™s analytic insights have recently appeared in news media including MSNBC, Reuters, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜›๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜œ๐˜š๐˜ˆ ๐˜›๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ถ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ข ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฎ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ, CBS 60 Minutes (upcoming), and more.ย 

His policy scholarship has been published by ๐˜“๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ, George Washington Universityโ€™s Program on Extremism, The University of Southern Californiaโ€™s ๐˜—๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜บ ๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ, George Mason Universityโ€™s ๐˜‘๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜•๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ & ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต, and elsewhere.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel: East Africaโ€™s battle for information access and authenticity

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