The Communication Institute regularly partners with other entities on camps and from the broader community to host events and workshops of interest to students, faculty, staff, and communication professionals. These events include public debates, workshops, speakers, research interest groups, and more.
Ongoing Institute Partners
The Edna Anderson-Taylor Communication Institute is a proud supporter and partner of The Utah College Media Alliance. The Utah College Media Alliance is a partnership between the student media organizations at the universities and colleges throughout the state of Utah. The alliance began with the organization of the first annual Utah High School Media Boot Camp in 2015 and has expanded since then. The Utah College Media Alliance promotes student media and journalism at the high school and college levels by sharing resources and providing training.
For more information about The Utah College Media Alliance, you can visit their website here.
Upcoming Partner Events
Cyberwarfare during the Russia-Ukraine War:
A Panel Discussion with Leading Cyber Conflict Scholars
Nadiya Kostyuk is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy (courtesy) at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on security studies, modern warfare, cyber conflict, cyber institutions and capability, Russian and Eurasian politics. Dr. Kostyuk’s research has been published (or is forthcoming) in International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Global Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Security, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Cyber Defense Review, and several edited volumes and general-audience publications. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Belfer Center for Science and International Technology at Harvard's Kennedy School, the Department of Computer Science and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the Cybersecurity, Internet Governance, Digital Economy, and Civic Tech Initiative at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Nadiya is a co-organizer (with Christopher Whyte) of the Digital Issues Discussion Group. She received degrees from University of Michigan (PhD), New York University (MSc), City University of New York John Jay College (B.A. 2011), and Kyiv National Linguistic University (B.A.).
Dr. Erica Lonergan (née Borghard) is an Assistant Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Previously, Erica held several positions at the United States Military Academy at West Point. These include serving as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Social Science and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; a fellow at the Army Cyber Institute; and the Executive Director of the Rupert H. Johnson Grand Strategy Program. She has also held positions as a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Atlantic Council.
Beyond her academic and research appointments, Erica has an extensive background in strategy and policy. Erica currently serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Army War College. Previously, she was a lead writer of the 2023 U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Strategy, as well as the Congressionally-mandated Department of Defense Cyber Posture Review. Prior to that, Erica served as a Senior Director on the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission, a bipartisan Congressional commission established to develop a new strategy and policies to defend the United States in cyberspace. Erica continues to serve as a Senior Advisor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission 2.0. She also held an appointment as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, with placement at JPMorgan Chase and U.S. Cyber Command at the Cyber National Mission Force.
Erica has published widely on cybersecurity, grand strategy, military affairs, and international security. Her book, Escalation Dynamics in Cyberspace, was recently published at Oxford University Press. Additionally, Erica has published articles in top-tier academic journals, including American Political Science Review, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Strategic Studies Quarterly. She has also written policy articles for a number of think tanks, as well as articles in venues such as Foreign Affairs, War on the Rocks, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Lawfare.
Erica received her PhD in Political Science from Columbia University.
Gavin is a senior fellow in the Technology and International Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he applies his expertise on Russia and information warfare to examine the strategic challenges posed by cyber and influence operations, propaganda, and emerging technologies. He is also an adjunct professor at the Alperovitch Institute for Cybersecurity Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Gavin previously served on the US National Security Council as director for Russia, Baltic, and Caucasus affairs. In addition to managing these country-specific portfolios, he helped craft policy on cyber, election security, and foreign malign influence issues. Gavin also served as a linguist, senior analyst, and organizational leader in the US intelligence community for nearly 15 years. He is a proud graduate of the University of Utah, where he received a BA in Russian, and was later a distinguished graduate from the US National War College with an MS in National Security Strategy.
Past Partner Events
- Cyberwarfare during the Russia-Ukraine War: A Panel Discussion with Leading Cyber Conflict Scholars | Professor Nadiya Kostyuk, Ph.D., Professor Erica Lonergan, Ph.D., Mr. Gavin Wilde | February 26, 2024
- Katie Hill | Pigskins, Politics, and Plato | October 30, 2023
- Dr. Jim Ferris | "Is Your Mama White?" | September 28, 2023