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Fake News in the World Today

  • 05/09/2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Capital City Club

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On May 9th, 2019, ACIR will be hosting Joe Bankoff who will speak on the topic, "Fake News in the World Today."


During the Cold War we were exposed to what was then called “Disinformation.” It was a tool often used by the Soviet Union to seed the political environment abroad with credible but misleading and often false information with a deliberate attempt to deceive. In some ways, today what we call “Fake News” is similar in some ways and perhaps more pernicious in others. Come and engage in a dialogue with Joe Bankoff on “Fake News" in the World Today.”


Joe Bankoff was appointed chair of The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in spring 2012 following six years as president & CEO of The Woodruff Arts Center and 32 years as a senior partner at the Atlanta-based law firm of King & Spalding.


Mr. Bankoff's expertise ranges across law and policy, economic development, government legislation, fiscal planning, and global issues. In 1992, he took a sabbatical from his law firm to accept an appointment as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law, Munich, Germany.  There he became engaged in the analysis of multi-jurisdictional copyright claims arising from satellite television in Europe.  He later represented German Television (ZDF) in a related dispute with Turner Broadcasting.  He also served as counsel to Atlanta’s Olympic Organizing Committee negotiating the television rights agreements for Europe (EBU), Canada, Australia, Latin and South America, and the United States.

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