Events

International Roundtable: The Youth Factor Rises in Central Europe

The Institute for Global Analytics in partnership with Free Press for Eastern Europe and Science+ held the international roundtable The Youth Factor Rises in Central Europe: The Attitudes of Millennials and Gen Z in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia and Serbia towards Russia’s War against Ukraine, Traditional Values, and Democracy, which took place on January 29 at …

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Lecture: The Complexity of Multilevel Anti-Corruption Responses

The Institute for Global Analytics organized the lecture “Like an Incoming Tide… It Flows into the Estuaries and Up the Rivers”: The Complexity of Multilevel Anti-Corruption Responses. The event was conducted in partnership with New Bulgarian University and took place on 20 November 2023. Professor Denitza Topchiyska (New Bulgarian University) moderated the discussion. Dr. Rumena …

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International Conference: Fostering Effective Strategic Communications for Resilient State and Society

The Institute for Global Analytics held its international conference Fostering Effective Strategic Communications for Resilient State and Society: Comparative Best Practices from across Europe, which took place on October 20 at Grand Hotel Sofia. The event gathered experts from various European countries to discuss best practices of strat com that could be of assistance to …

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Report Launch: History Undone

The launch of IGA’s report ‘History Undone. Russia’s Historical Disinformation, Bulgaria’s Memory Politics and Lessons for Dealing with the Past from Central and Eastern Europe’ took place on 19 September 2023 at Grand Hotel Sofia.  Dr. Rumena Filipova presented the key findings of the study and Professor Evelina Kelbetcheva of AUBG focused on the continuing …

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Expert Discussion: Foreign Propaganda and National Security Implications in Central Europe

On 5 July 2023, IGA organized an expert discussion in partnership with the American Corner in Sofia on the topic of the impact of foreign authoritarian-state propaganda on national security. Nathalie Vogel, Research Fellow at the Center for Intermarium Studies at the Institute of World Politics in Washington D.C. and Senior Fellow at the European …

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International Conference: Central and Eastern Europe on the Frontlines

The Institute for Global Analytics held its international conference Central and Eastern Europe on the Frontlines: Forging Collaborative Solutions to Foreign Authoritarian-State Influence, which took place on May 19, 2023, at Sofia Hotel Balkan Palace. The symposium gathered leading international experts from across Central and Eastern Europe and America to start a cross-regional dialogue with …

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Introductory Seminar: Building Resilience through Sustainable Strategic Communications in Bulgaria

The Institute for Global Analytics organized an introductory seminar during which it launched its new initiative focused on establishing sustainable strategic communications in Bulgaria. The event took place on 21 April 2023 at Grand Hotel Sofia. Dr. Rumena Filipova presented the key conceptual and institutional dimensions necessary for an effective strat com approach and demonstrated …

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Hybrid Lecture: The China Factor in Russia’s War Against Ukraine

The Institute for Global Analytics organized a hybrid lecture on the topic of Beijing’s role in the Kremlin’s aggression against Ukraine. The event was conducted in partnership with the American University in Bulgaria and took place on 21 March 2023 in the context of Chinese President Xi’s visit to Moscow.  Dr. Rumena Filipova, Chairperson of …

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Training: Countering Disinformation: Concepts and Tools for Holistic Solutions

The Institute for Global Analytics organized a counter-disinformation training, which took place on 10 March 2023 in Sofia and online. The event aimed at the development of collaborative engagement among key stakeholders for tackling disinformation as well as providing comprehensive solutions to the challenges of informational operations. A wide array of participants attended, including representatives …

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Hybrid Lecture: Russia’s War Against Ukraine: The Impact of Historical Disinformation and Identity Politics

The Institute for Global Analytics organized a hybrid lecture, which focused on building media resilience among students by acquainting them with the strategies and narratives of Kremlin disinformation, particularly as regards Russia’s falsification and distortion of Ukrainian history and identity. The lecture took place on December 16, 2022, at the New Bulgarian University and was …

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