William & Mary’s Global Innovation Challenge and NATO Headquarters seek the best undergraduate minds from across the Alliance to tackle disinformation challengesDuring the Challenge and over seven hours, teams will work with expert mentors in one of seven streams: Russia-Ukraine War, Public Health, Climate Change: Clean Energy, Climate Change: Climate Security, Artificial Intelligence, Gender-Based Violence, and Terrorism. Mentors will help guide students as they discuss and deliberate their proposed plan of action, and have backgrounds in government, industry, academia, and other relevant disciplines. Each plan of action will consider NATO’s existing capacity and consider what actions NATO should implement within the next 12 months. Panels of expert judges will evaluate the proposals and select one winner from each stream for a total of seven winners, who will receive $500 each. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Challenge in a live Zoom event/webinar from 2pm to 2:45pm ET (6pm to 6:45pm GMT). Any undergraduate student team from a university resident in a NATO Allied or partner nation is invited to register. No prior skills or knowledge required. Student teams will receive a detailed case study prior to the start of the challenge. This event is organized by William & Mary’s Global Innovation Challenge (WMGIC) and NATO Headquarters, with support from DisinfoLab, the Whole of Government Center of Excellence, W&M Law School, and the Reves Center for International Studies. For more information on the Challenge, please visit here. This email may be shared with any and all interested students, judges, mentors, and the general public. Experts in any aspect of the seven streams are invited to apply to serve as a judge or mentor for our competition. The opening and closing will be broadcast live to the public over Zoom at 8am ET (12pm GMT). To view opening and closing ceremonies as a member of the general public, select the “General Registration” button.Registration Deadline: October 14, 2022 This challenge will be held virtually over Zoom on Friday, October 21, 2021, from 8am to 2:45pm ET (12pm to 6:45pm GMT).