Mind Over Media: Are You More Powerful than Propaganda?

May 2, 2012
7:00 PM PT
Los Angeles

How did the Nazis rise to power in one of the most highly educated nations in the  world and in a democracy with a free press? They coupled sophisticated propaganda with advances in communication technology, enabling their powerful ideas to reach millions. Today’s technology knows far fewer boundaries. The onslaught of unfiltered messages confronting each of us daily via social media and the Web challenges us to be critical consumers of information.

Join us for an election-year discussion with distinguished journalists, speechwriters, and other newsmakers that explores what propaganda is, when we are most susceptible to it, and how we can best recognize and respond to biased information today.

Copresented with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 


Photo caption and credit:
A 1936 poster depicting a crowd surrounding a radio, entitled “All of Germany Listens to the Führer with the People’s Radio.” Bundesarchiv, Koblenz, Plak 003.022.025

Eli Attie, West Wing Screenwriter, TV Producer, and Former Speechwriter
Bill Carrick, Political Strategist and Media Consultant
Dr. Steven Luckert, Curator of the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition and of State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
Dan Schnur, Director, The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, University of Southern California
Moderator: Renee Hobbs, Professor and Founding Director, The Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island

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