How Do We Stop the Next World War: The Weaponization of Information and the Fight for Cyber Supremacy

A talk given by Dr. Haroon K. Ullah, Chief Strategy Officer at the Broadcasting Board of Governors speaking at a World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts Instant Issues Brown Bag lunchtime discussion series event.

Ullah serves as Chief Strategy Officer at the Broadcasting Board of Governors, an $800 million global media agency. He is a scholar, diplomat and policy practitioner with a special focus on digital strategy, countering violent extremism and transmedia engagement.

Haroon most recently served on Secretary Tillerson’s Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. State Department. He teaches at Georgetown University and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as senior Harvard University Belfer Fellow, has an MA and PhD in international political economy, and was a William J. Fulbright Fellow, a Harvard University Presidential Scholar, and a Woodrow Wilson Public Service Fellow.  

He is the author of Vying for Allah’s Vote: Understanding Islamic Parties, Political Violence, and Extremism in Pakistan and The Bargain From The Bazaar: A Family’s Day of Reckoning in Lahore.  Walter Isaacson describes Ullah’s latest book, Digital World War: Islamists, Extremists, and the Fight for Cyber Supremacy, as “indispensable”.