Representatives of the Slovak government, think tanks, NGOs, and media discussed the ongoing Russian information campaign against the West with Director of NATO’s Strategic Communication Center of Excellence Jānis Sārts.

At a roundtable debate organized by CEPI on 11 February 2016, Mr. Sārts presented the work of the Riga-based center which was established two years ago to carry out a cutting-edge research and training for NATO members.

The debate was organized in cooperation with the Slovak Atlantic Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, and the National Endowment for Democracy.

Jānis Sārts assumed his duties as Director of the StratCom Center of Excellence in September 2015. Previously, he served as State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Latvia. Prior to this role he headed the defence section of Latvia’s delegation to NATO and the EU in Brussels.