Agenda
Tuesday 8 January, 2019

18:00 – 20:00 Reception at hotel with welcome and introductions

  • Cynthia Lazaroff, Kaua’i Resident, Documentary Filmmaker, and Author of Dawn of a new Armageddon (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

Wednesday 9 January, 2019

(Day One)

 

09:00 – 09:15 Program overview from the organizers

  • ​Devon Terrill, Media Program Officer, The Stanley Foundation

  • Peter Rickwood, Executive Director and Founder, Atomic Reporters

09:15 – 10:00 ROUND-ROBIN: Introductions

​Each participant briefly introduces themselves and describes one story (or other work) he/she has produced that relates most directly to the workshop’s themes.

 

10:00 – 11:00 Crisis Response and the New Nuclear Threat Landscape

  • Alex Wellerstein, Historian of Science and Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:15 Information/Communications Technologies and Nuclear Crisis Stability

  • Jaclyn Kerr, Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

 

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch

 

13:15 – 14:15 Gaming Communication on the Global Stage: Social Media Disinformation in Crisis Situations

  • Katie Joseff, Research Manager, Digital Intelligence Lab, Institute for the Future

 

14:15 – 15:15 Cyber Ops and Digital Warfare – Disrupting the Nuclear Balance

  • Andrew Futter, Associate Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester

 

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break

 

15:30 – 16:45 INTERACTIVE: Journalism Best Practices and Emerging Challenges for Verification in the Digital Age – Tips, Tools, and Techniques

 

16:45 – 17:30 FLIP PANEL: Special Challenges for Verification in Nuclear Emergencies

Craig Silverman, Devon Terrill, and Peter Rickwood ask the group a series of questions to solicit input and ideas to develop a verification tipsheet or guide for journalists covering nuclear crisis situations.

 

18:30 – 20:30 Dinner at MonkeyPod Kitchen

Thursday 10 January, 2019

(Day Two)

08:00 Depart for East-West Center

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome remarks

The East-West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960 and headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options.

  • Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke, President, East-West Center

  • Susan Kreifels, Media Program Manager, East-West Seminars

10:00 – 11:00 FIRESIDE CHAT: Asia–Pacific Security: Regional Tensions and New Dimensions of Nuclear Risk

Moderated by Ota Masakatsu, Senior Editorial Writer, Kyodo News

  • David Santoro, Director and Senior Fellow of Nuclear Policy, Pacific Forum

  • Denny Roy, Senior Fellow, East-West Center

11:00 – 12:00 Behind the Curtain – Officially Communicating a Crisis On and Offline

A full group discussion exploring what happened during the Hawaii false missile alert, communication procedures in nuclear-related emergencies, and the protocol for media engagement in crisis situations through online, social media, and “offline” channels.

Moderated by Peter Rickwood, Executive Director and Founder, Atomic Reporters​

 

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

 

13:30 – 14:30 PANEL: Digital Disinformation, Cyber Meddling, and Mean Tweets: A Look Back at the Hawaii Alert – What If?

Moderated by Alex Wellerstein, Historian of Science and Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Andrew Futter, Associate Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester

  • Nicole Grove, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

  • Katie Joseff, Research Manager, Digital Intelligence Lab, Institute for the Future

  • Jaclyn Kerr, Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

  • Robert de Neufville, Director of Communications, Global Catastrophic Risk Institute

 

14:30 – 16:30 TABLETOP SIMULATION: Reporting a Nuclear Crisis Situation

Participants react to a fictional but realistic scenario where a nuclear threat is involved and think through reporting challenges, pitfalls, questions, and needs.

Designed with input from: Andrew Futter, Robert de Neufville, Elisabeth Waechter, and Alex Wellerstein

 

16:30 – 17:30 Discussion of simulation

 

18:00 – 20:00 Dinner at Azure

Friday 11 January, 2019

(Day Three)

9:00 – 10:30 ROUNDTABLE: Acting in the Public Interest: Reporting Nuclear Cybersecurity Risks and Responses 

Moderated by Carl Robichaud, Program Officer, International Peace and Security, Carnegie Corporation of New York

  • Discussion leaders:

    • Jonathan Landay, National Security Correspondent, Reuters

    • Dina Temple-Raston, Special Correspondent, NPR

    • Gian M. Volpicelli, Senior Editor, WIRED UK

    • Josephine Wolff, Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Freelance Journalist

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break

 

10:45 – 11:45 FIRESIDE CHAT: Looking Ahead: Policy and Governance Gaps, Challenges and Possible Pathways to Better Manage Risks

Moderated by Ben Loehrke, Nuclear Policy Program Officer, The Stanley Foundation

  • Andrew Futter, Associate Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester

  • Jaclyn Kerr, Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

  • David Santoro, Director and Senior Fellow of Nuclear Policy, Pacific Forum

  • Alex Wellerstein, Historian of Science and Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Field trip to Honolulu Civil Beat

15:00 – 17:00 Optional field trip to Pearl Harbor (direct transportation from Civil Beat provided)

Saturday 12 January, 2019

10:00 – 11:00 Final morning session

Facilitated discussion with presenters and participants on story ideas, approaches, lingering questions, available resources (and resources needed) to investigate stories, and potential for collaboration.

11:00 – 12:00 Wrap-up and closing

Organizers will explain the details of post-workshop reporting fellowships

Workshop survey

Organized by the Stanley Foundation and Atomic Reporters

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