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27. February 15
Guest lecture: NATO’s digital outreach

On February 27, 2015 NATO’s Head of communications services, Mr. Steven Mehringer gave AUBiH students a lecture on how NATO communicates with the public on social media. This lecture is the continuation of the cooperation that AUBiH has with NATO. Mr. Mehringer shared NATO lessons learned in communications and once again, as last year, showed a dedicated support to BiH institutions in their reform efforts on path to NATO membership. AUBiH students received first hand insight on NATO’s online integrated communications strategies.

Mr. Steven Mehringer is Head of Communications Services in the NATO Public Diplomacy Division. Communications Services manages NATO HQ's entire digital content and audio-visual production chain to include NATOChannel.tv, the NATO website, the NATO Radio & TV Studios and NATO's blossoming social media platform. Prior to joining NATO in August 2010, Steven served for 3.5 years in Iraq with the U.S. Department of State. Prior to his deployment to Iraq, Steven spent 15 years as a Journalist and Producer in television news, working across the United States for NBC, ABC and FOX News. His coverage of the U.S. Federal Government shutdown in 1995 won an Emmy Award for KTNV-TV in Las Vegas. He graduated with honors from East Carolina University in 1991, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication.