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Herb Romerstein Memorial Propaganda and Deception Lectures

Herbert Romerstein

“Herb was a national treasure. Here was a man who started out in his teenage years influenced by communism, who then saw the truth about that ideology and turned against the party.  He was one of the most indomitable fighters for the cause of freedom in modern American history… He had encyclopedic knowledge about totalitarian propaganda, whether it was Nazi or communist, and was one of the greatest practitioners and teachers of how to fight propagandistic falsehood.”

– John Lenczowski, IWP Founder and President

Herb Romerstein was a longtime professor at IWP, where he taught the course on foreign propaganda, perceptions, and policy. Formerly, he had served as one of the key professional staffers for Congress’ internal security committees and the House Intelligence Committee.  He was Director of the Office to Counter Soviet Disinformation at the U.S. Information Agency.

Previous Lectures

Secrets of the Archives: Reconsidering Research of Bukovsky & Romerstein

with Diana West
October 27, 2022
Video of the October 27, 2022 lecture

Crafting of Natalie Grant’s Book, Disinformation: Soviet Political Warfare

with Dr. Jack Dziak
March 24th, 2021
Video of the March 24, 2021 lecture

False WWII Narratives Circulated by Russian Propaganda

with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Ph.D., Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies, The Institute of World Politics
February 27, 2020
Video of the February 27, 2020 lecture

The Challenge of Counterintelligence Cultures

with Dr. Jack Dziak, Co-founder and President, Dziak Group, Inc.
February 28, 2019
More about the February 28, 2019 lecture

Propaganda, Paranoia, and the Public’s Interest

with Dr. Caitlin E. Schindler, Research Professor at The Institute of World Politics
January 19, 2018
Video of the January 19, 2018 lecture

The Challenge of Russian Active Measures

with Todd Leventhal, Research Analytics Officer, Global Engagement Center, U.S. Department of State
March 21, 2017
More about the March 21, 2017 lecture