Fake News, Real Costs: How Disinformation and Deep Fakes Impact Business

Fake News, Real Costs: How Disinformation and Deep Fakes Impact Business

Meet the Faculty

Presented by James O'Rourke

James S. O’Rourke

James S. O’Rourke is an American rhetorician who teaches management and corporate communication, as well as business writing and speaking, at the University of Notre Dame. He is a Teaching Professor of Management and, from 1990 to 2017 was the Arthur F. and Mary J. O’Neil Director of the Fanning Center for Business Communication. He earned a BBA in Management from Notre Dame, an MS in Mass Communication from Temple University, an MA in Speech Communication from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in Public Communication from Syracuse University. He is the author of 23 prominent textbooks, including Management Communication, 6/e Routledge (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) and The Truth About Confident Presenting, 2/e Anthem Press (London). He is principal author or directing editor of more than 375 case studies in management and corporate communication. O’Rourke is a former trustee of both the Arthur W. Page Society and the Institute for Public Relations. He is also a member of the Management Communication Association, and a regular consultant to Fortune 500 and mid-size businesses throughout North America. During Spring 2018, he served as faculty-in-residence in Notre Dame’s M.K. Fischer Hall in London.

Meet the Speaker: Matthew Ferraro

Presented by James O'Rourke

Matthew F. Ferraro is counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP where he practices at the intersection of national security, cybersecurity, and crisis management. He counsels clients, writes, and speaks on the threats that digital disinformation and deepfakes pose to corporations, brands and markets and on the evolving regulatory environment surrounding these issues. Earlier in his career, Mr. Ferraro was a U.S. intelligence officer and held staff, policy, and operational positions at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a visiting fellow at the National Security Institute at George Mason University where he writes widely on intelligence and national security issues. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. Ferraro was educated at Yale, Cambridge, and Stanford universities.

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Presented by James O'Rourke

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