Nina Jankowicz: Sad and Laughable: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Age of Information War

Feb. 6, 2019, 5:30-7:00pm (registration required)Cabot 702, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Ave., Medford, MA

Join the Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University for a talk by Nina Jankowicz about Russian influence campaigns in Central and Eastern Europe and in the United States. While the 2016 presidential elections woke up the West to the threat of “fake news” emanating from Russia, Central and Eastern European states have been aware of and fighting the threat for years. In her project, Jankowicz argues that in order to gain ground in, let alone win the information war, affected governments must prioritize addressing the trust gap between citizens, media and government that allows disinformation to find success. Jankowicz will present lessons learned from experiences fighting disinformation in Eastern Europe as the United States seeks to repair the damage wrought by Russia in its own information landscape. Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is by registration only.

Speaker:

Nina Jankowicz, global fellow, Kennan Institute

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