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Name David T. Harmes
School Media and Design
Program Bachelor of Public Relations (Honours)
Academic and Professional Designations
  • Doctorate of Philosophy (Communication & Culture) 

  • Master of Arts (Media Studies) 

  • Bachelor of Applied Arts (Photographic Arts)

Title Professor
Courses Taught Public Relations Research
Media Relations
Strategic Communication Management
International Public Relations
Public Relations Capstone
Areas of Expertise & Interest

Strategic Communication Research & Planning   

Information Operations & Influence Activities  

Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) in NATO Operations
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities

Chief Analyst, Canadian Forces International Broadcast Capability in Afghanistan. Peace Support Training Center, Kingston ON 2006-05-19 2011-03-19. 

Second in Command, 32 CBG Influence Activities (IA) Company; 32 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters, Toronto.  

Communication Chair, Phil Rose Campaign Team Niagara West Federal Liberal Riding Association
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

Nation-Building with Soft Power: Journalism and the Promotion of Democracy in Failed and Failing States. Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association, Carlton University Ottawa 2009-05-19.  

International Broadcasting and State-Building in Afghanistan: The Case of Canada’s Rana FM. Dissertation prepared for Ryerson & York Universities Toronto, ON 2011-10-19.    

Corporate News: The Issue of Newspaper Ownership Revisited. Thesis Prepared for the Department of Communication, Concordia University Montreal, QC 1999-04-19
Additional Information I am an academic and military officer specializing in the planning, development, and analysis of cultural intelligence and information strategy.

Drawing on over 20 years of professional practice, my experience in the assessment and design of Strategic Communication campaigns, including Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) and Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) is unique among communication scholars. 

I hold a PhD in Communication & Culture, and specialize in research related to mass communication in post-conflict nation-building.

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