Strategic disinformation is an accelerant for major societal problems such as climate change, extremism, polarisation, fraud, and suppression of rights. It is exploited across all information dissemination platforms, including social media, news media, financial and non-financial reporting, and other broadcast vehicles.
The purpose of the conference is to convene global thought leaders from psychology, journalism, financial reporting, political science, and related information science fields to discuss:
the societal impact of strategic disinformation
methods used to disseminate disinformation
the psychology of entrenched belief systems
means to mitigate disinformation efficacy
Listen to Professor Alan Jagolinzer’s opening comments, during the Cambridge Disinformation Summit on 27 July 2023.
Daniele Quercia, Head of Responsible AI, Nokia Bell Labs and Professor in Urban Informatics, King’s College London
Sarah Shirazyan, Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School and Manager of Content Policy, Meta
King’s College Hall
Private showing: The YouTube Effect documentary, with introduction from Alex Winter
This session will discuss the rise of YouTube and its positive and damaging effects on society. Alex Winter, movie actor, director, and producer, will introduce the documentary and answer questions after the viewing.
The Cambridge Union
Friday 28 July 2023
Profiteering: the business of disinformation
This session will discuss the financial and power incentives from disinformation and which actors engage disinformation for profit.
Emma Briant, Research Affiliate, University of Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability
Joshua Braun, Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Henry Friedman, Associate Professor of Accounting, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Marie Santini, Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro School of Communication
King’s College Hall
This session will discuss the current state of journalistic integrity, including the effects of economic incentives on news media platforms, and offer recommendations to improve integrity.
Abdullahi Alim, Head of Project 2030 at the International Chamber of Commerce
Brad Badertscher, Deloitte & Touche Professor of Accountancy, University of Notre Dame
Robert Bloomfield, Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management, Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business
Hui Chen, Professor of Accounting, University of Zurich
Angus Crawford, Correspondent, BBC News
Stephen Cushion, Director of Postgraduate Research, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University
Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography, Cambridge Judge Business School
Peter Easton, Director, Center for Accounting Research & Education, University of Notre Dame
Michelle Ferrier, Executive Director, Media Innovation Collaboratory; Professor, FAMU School of Journalism & Graphic Communication; Founder of TrollBusters
Duncan Green, Professor of Practice in International Development, London School of Economics; Senior Strategic Adviser, Oxfam GB
Alan Jagolinzer, Professor of Financial Accounting, Co-Director, Cambridge Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability
Stephen Jolly, Professeur Agrégé de Géopolitique, ESC Rennes School of Business, Grande École; Fellow Commoner, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge; former senior British Defence official and propagandist
Brian Klaas, Associate Professor in Global Politics, University College London
Sander van der Linden, Professor of Social Psychology in Society and Director, Cambridge Social Decision-Making Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Miriam Matthews, Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation
Sarah McVay, Deloitte & Touche Endowed Professor in Accounting, University of Washington Foster School of Business
Joseph Pierre, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California at San Francisco
Rafael Rogo, Professor of Accounting, Co-Director, Cambridge Centre for Financial Reporting & Accountability
Thomas Roulet, University Senior Lecturer in Organisation Theory, University of Cambridge Judge Business School
Sunita Sah, Associate Professor of Management and Organizations, Cornell University
Marietje Schaake, International Policy Director, Stanford University Cyber Policy Center; International Policy Fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence; former Member of European Parliament.
David Stillwell, Lecturer in Big Data Analytics and Quantitative Social Science, Cambridge Judge Business School; Academic Director, The Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge
Ben Taylor, Global Climate Change and Sustainability Services Strategy Partner, EY London
Kate Wilkinson, Senior Product Manager, Full Fact
The Advisory Board membership is evolving and subject to change.