Influence and War. Fighting for Minds.

Country: Poland

City: Warsaw

Abstr. due: 31.07.2016

Dates: 12.10.16 — 14.10.16

Area Of Sciences: Sociology; Political science;

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Organizers: The Polish National Defence University


The Polish National Defence University is pleased to host the ISMS Annual Conference 2016 on 12 – 14 October. The overall topic and theme of this year’s conference will be Influence and War. Fighting for Minds. As the topic suggests, we are convinced that the ultimate target of each military activity, is to influence the opponent`s awareness. Whether one drops bombs from the plane or conducts strategic information warfare, in fact one is trying to influence the will of the opponent. It is done primarily in order to control the adversary, so that he does what we expect from him - and what he does not want to do. The specific subject of the conference does not imply, obviously, that we intend to narrow the wide range of issues debated within the working groups of the ISMS. It only means that this time we will devote more attention to issues related to the theme of the conference.

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