Panel discussion "Cognitive Resilience. The Role of Strategic Communications?"

About 2400 years ago Plato considered that democracy leads to tyranny. Last century Oswald Spengler in the “Downfall of the Occident” added his perspective of Western democracies becoming autocracies before their demise. Are we doomed to fail or we have the resilience to defend ourselves and the perseverance to fight back effectively? In fact, Western societies have nearly everything within their reach to deter, defend and continuously develop ourselves. Can strategic communications be a tool to 'save the world'? How should our leaders' strategic communications shape our future paths? And how to reach out to audiences to be heard? What kind of strategic narratives would be able to strengthen Western democracies and create more homogeneity among the populace?

13:30 - 14:30