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War and Peace By Other Means: Winning the Narrative In An Age of Complexity...

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George Mason University

Auditorium and Classroom 120

Arlington, VA 22201

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War and Peace By Other Means: Winning the Narrative In An Age of Complexity and Influence

Earn a certificate in narrative strategies during a one-day introductory interactive and collaborative learning experience. We focus on defeating the drivers of conflict and instability and building sustainable peace in today’s complex conflict management environments.

The trainers will be Dr Howard Gambrill Clark, Dr Patrick Christian, Paul Cobaugh, and Christopher Holshek.

Participants will earn a certificate of completion in Narrative Strategies Level 1 Training upon completion of the course.

This one-day introductory interactive and collaborative learning experience on developing and applying narrative strategy. We focus on defeating the drivers of conflict and instability and building sustainable peace in today’s complex conflict management environments.If you have attended one of our conferences before, are a veteran, or are a George Mason student, please contact us to see about our discount rates.

www.narrative-strategies.com

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Dr Howard Gambrill Clark
Title of Presentation: Strategic Influence to Collapse Violent Extremist Organizations


Learning Objectives 1: Identify CVE civil-society narratives and networks using taught practical
methods
Learning Objectives 2: Understand the nature of civil-society CVE movements
Learning Objectives 3: Identify the conditions for said CVE revolts
Learning Objectives 4: Identify the potency and longevity of said campaigns
Learning Objectives 5: Empower, enable, and amplify said narratives and networks


Dr Patrick Christian
Title of Presentation: The Psychopathology of Conflict Stories within Historical Narrative


Learning Objective 1: The psychosocial force and sociological tension of historical narrative
Learning Objective 2: Deconstructing the conflict stories that populate the historical narrative
Learning Objective 3: Mediating the conflict stories within the historical narrative


Paul Cobaugh, Vice President of Narrative Strategies
Title of Presentation: Proof of Concept: Narrative Worked in Afghanistan


Learning Objective 1: Distinguishing meaning from truth
Learning Objective 2: Recognizing structural elements and their functions
Learning Objective 3: Using identity triggers


Christopher Holshek, Colonel, US Army Civil Affairs (ret.)
Title of Presentation: Peace without Victory: Consolidating Gains in People-Centric Wars


Learning Objective 1: Understanding peace strategically and operationally
Learning Objective 2: The civil-military relationship in war and peace
Learning Objective 3: Finding a methodology for consolidating military gains for political
outcomes

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