March 2, 2024

2024 TNGO Symposium: The State of Global Affairs and Misinformation

Welcome

The New Global Order's 2024 Symposium is an international online event that aims at fostering and enriching the discussion on pressing contemporary worldly issues across every continent, focusing on taking stock on the global status of geopolitical affairs in an age of disinformation.

Through the symposium, we aim to create a financially accessible and high-quality space for students, young researchers and young professionals to present their original research (whether published or not) to an international audience.


Thematic Focus

For this year's edition, the organizing committee is encouraging submissions (whether poster or oral presentations; see below) on the following topics:

  1. Climate Diplomacy in a Multipolar World
  2. "Don't miss your chance, Europe": Policy Priorities for the Post-Election Union
  3. From Strategic Stability to Small States Conflicts: Understanding International Security Challenges and Resolutions in the New Global Order
  4. Post-Pandemic Challenges for the Political Economy of Central and Southern Africa
  5. Disinformation in Global Affairs

Event Features

The Symposium aims to be an intellectually enriching space where participants can network, upskill and acquire novel knowledge on the thematic focus. To that purpose, the Symposium will blend an ample array of segment types, including:

  • Keynote Speeches. Learn from state-of-the-art organizations about disinformation in current geopolitical affairs.
  • Live Presentations. Hear novel approaches to a variety of prominent thematics in the field of international affairs, presented by fellow students, researchers or professionals.
  • Interactive Poster Wall. Learn more about research projects by consulting the poster wall and posing questions directly to their authors through an interactive Q&A interface.
  • Panel sessions. Learn more about the state of Latin America in an inflationary outlook, as discussed by researchers and experts.
  • Workshops. Build your skills on journalism, decolonization, data ethics or regional governance - all happening within the conference.
  • Networking Lounge. Connect with fellow students, researchers and professionals in the field of international affairs through our virtual lounge, divided by industry interests.

Pricing & Transparency Statement

As a non-profit organization, we will utilize 100% of any exceeding revenue generated to support our operations in tackling disinformation and empowering young journalists. To take part in the events of the Symposium, participants are invited to give a minimum donation of:

  • €5.00: general registration to the entire conference and its different events (parallel sessions, networking events, workshops)
  • €10.00: oral/poster presentation registration + access to the entire conference
  • Free: TNGO members

In order to encourage participants from diverse backgrounds to join the cohort of presenters, TNGO will waive fully the donation requirements through the following scholarships:

  • Young Leader Scholarship (YLS): TNGO offers YLS to 2 young changemakers eager to raise their voices on compelling issues regarding international affairs and disinformation and bring forth innovative ideas in related topics.
  • Community Engagement and Empowerment Scholarship (CEES): TNGO aims to empower leaders from underrepresented countries and communities to speak up and present their research on contemporary matters relating to global politics. To this purpose, TNGO offers a participation waiver for 2 presenters based on the following criteria:
    • nationality (Sub-Saharan Africa, MENA, Asia, Central and South America)
    • minority groups and indigenous communities.

You can learn how to apply for the above donation waivers in the "Submission" section.

Discover our speakers

Our symposium will feature practitioners and thought-leaders from a variety of fields, ranging from disinformation to Arctic Policy, from AI to Feminist Foreign Policy.

  • Ahmed X. Medien

    Ahmed X. Medien

    AXM Events

    Ahmed X. Medien is a systems engineer, a data scientist, and a global convener on the subjects of credibility online/information integrity, looking for empathy, common sense, and middle ways to the challenges of misinformation and citizens input into the behind platform and content governance online. In the past 5 years, he led several symposia, public fora, and conferences with hundreds of academic researchers on trustworthiness and credibility of information online, civil society organizations, practitioners amongst platforms workers and analysts. You can observe his work via the MisinfoCon global summit series, the Conference for Truth and Trust Online, the Misinformation Village series and the Wikicredibility demo hours series as well as the WikiCred funded research projects.

    In 2024, Ahmed is focusing on the intersection of community, design and computational technologies including AI to build new digital pathways towards peace online and in the real tangible world, free democratic debate, and transformational change in society; in arts, governing and online expression. You can follow Ahmed’s work on his website.

  • Déborah Rouach

    Déborah Rouach

    Gender in Geopolitics Institute

    Déborah Rouach is the co-founder and co-director of the Gender in Geopolitics Institute, leading the think tank's research department. Déborah has a master's degree in "International Strategy Analyst, Geopolitics and Future Studies" from IRIS Sup’. She is specialised in issues of Feminist Foreign Policy, the place and roles of women in conflicts and post-conflicts, "Women, Peace and Security" Agenda, women in Iran, and the instrumentalisation of gender in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Natalia Stanusch

    Natalia Stanusch

    ASCA - University of Amsterdam

    In her research, Natalia Stanusch is interested in studying digital media artifacts by way of critical theory. Stanusch wrote and presented on topics such as memes, algorithmic imaginaries and AI counter-imaginaries, datafication practices, algorithmic auditing, digital alienation, and the ontology of digital images. She is an author of book chapters, articles, and video essays which range in scope from methodological interventions to autoethnographic experimental pieces. Stanusch’s research foci meet at a crossroad of critical data and algorithm studies, science and technology studies, digital visual culture, and art history. In her practice, Stanusch often brings together twentieth-century avant-garde legacies and media studies, as she did in e.g. her analysis of the Metaverse. Currently a PhD candidate at ASCA, University of Amsterdam, Stanusch has also been a research lead for Slow AI project at AIxDesign and an academic coordinator for a non-profit DataEthics.eu.

  • Judy Boyd

    Judy Boyd

    The Arctic Institute

    Judy Boyd is a Senior Fellow at The Arctic Institute. Her research interests include national security, geopolitics, international law, and Arctic governance. She is currently Senior Information Law Counsel for the United States Coast Guard and a Colonel and Judge Advocate in the United States Army Reserve.

    Judy has been working in the national security field for more than twenty years. Previous civilian positions include serving as a privacy officer and senior intelligence law attorney with the Department of Homeland Security and staff counsel for the United States House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In her military capacity she has served as legal advisor for USSOCOM, USEUCOM, USARCYBERCOM, USINSCOM, and deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom and NATO Operations Joint Forge (Bosnia) and Resolute Support (Afghanistan).

    Judy has previously interned for the United Nations Ozone Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya and for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria.

    Judy holds a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law, a Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense) from the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (NPS-CHDS), a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate from Harvard University. Her NPS-CHDS thesis, “Introducing the Future Now: Using Memetics and Popular Culture to Identify the Post 9/11 Homeland Security Zeitgeist,” was awarded the Outstanding Thesis Award.

  • Banji Chona

    Banji Chona

    Women’s History Museum of Zambia

    Banji Chona is an artist, researcher and curator. Chona’s artistic practice is expressed through earth-based alchemy, which involves using natural materials and elements to create artistic offerings that are grounded in the telluric and often spiritual practices of the Batonga of present-day Zambia. Chona combines this with research and curation which allow the exploration of themes of identity, memory, and history grounded in a sense of storytelling and healing. Chona uses multi-disciplinary practice rooted in the act of reflecting on ancestral memory in present times, as well as in a projected future, using the self-composed framework of Radical Zambezian Reimagination. This notion is used by Chona as a portal that leads to the creation of alternative perspectives that challenge and repair pre-existing asymmetries in history that have informed the present. The use of the term Zambezia instead of Zambia is a clear example of this methodology, in that it is founded on the idea of imagining or reimagining an ancestral land that is not constrained by the limitations of reality. Chona’s works manifest in the visual, written and aural realm as experimental performance pieces, installations and dialogue.

Beyond Participation: Opportunities of Visibility for your Research!

All accepted submissions will be recorded and published in the Book of Abstracts.

Furthermore, at the closing plenary of the Symposium, the following prizes will be awarded:

Best Oral Presentation Award: in addition to being issued a certificate, the winner will be given the opportunity to publish the results of their presented research in the Issue n.1/2024 of the organization.

Best Poster Presentation Award: in addition to being issued a certificate, the winner will be given the opportunity to publish the results of their presented research in the Issue n.1/2024 of the organization.

Beyond Participation: Opportunities of Visibility for your Research!

Location

Online event

Registration period

January 22, 2024 - 00:00 until March 1, 2024 - 23:59

Submission period

December 22, 2023 - 00:00 until February 17, 2024 - 23:59

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact symposium@thenewglobalorder.com .

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