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Please join us for a private reception, lecture, and book signing
in celebration of Jarol Manheim’s latest book publication
Strategy in Information and Influence Campaigns
April 20, 2011
6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
1918 F Street, NW
Washington DC 20052
Jarol B. Manheim is Professor of Media and Public Affairs, and of Political Science at The George Washington University. He is the author of many books and other publications related to strategic political communication and his new book explains how information and influence campaigns seek to achieve a stated objective based on the science of individual, organizational, and governmental decision-making. He was the Founding Director of GW's School of Media and Public Affairs.
Three guys walk into a bar – Sun Tzu, Niccolo Machiavelli, and Saul Alinsky. It sounds like the starting point of a bad joke, but, aside from the setting, it is actually the starting point for understanding a ubiquitous element of contemporary politics and political communication. Take the vision and discipline of the best-known military thinker of all time. Supplement that with the hard-nosed pragmatism, dedication and insight of the legendary sixteenth-century political advisor to the Medici. Then add the imagination, street smarts, and sheer audacity of the dean of twentieth-century community organizers. Throw in the last hundred years or so of knowledge gain in the social sciences, sprinkle with the latest information and communication technologies and techniques, and the mix is complete. Welcome to the exciting world of twenty-first-century information and influence campaigns.
Strategy in Information and Influence Campaigns explores the underlying assumptions, unifying strategy, and panoply of tactics of the IIC, both from the perspective of the protagonist who initiates the action and from that of the target who must defend against it. Jarol Manheim’s forward-looking, broad, and systematic analysis is a must-have resource for scholars and students of political and strategic communication, as well as practitioners in both the public and private sectors.
Reviews have been very positive:
"This is a masterful analysis of how influence campaigns and strategic communications work. No other book comes close in terms of scope, insights, and readability. Manheim has written a classic."
-Lance Bennett, University of Washington
"Manheim is one academic who truly understands the real world, the tough world of business and the rougher world of advocacy. He brings an academic's disciplined thinking to the chaos of our world. Becoming smarter about why we do things and how we do them better is the rich reward this book offers."
-John Ashford, Chairman and CEO, The Hawthorn Group
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