Russian Electoral Interference: Present, Past and Future

July 31, 2020, 12:00-2:00pm

Join NYU's Jordan Center and Columbia's Harriman Institute for an online talk on Russia's history of elections interference. 

In the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, one of the most enduring stories has been the scale with which Russia exploited weaknesses in the digital information environment to interfere with foreign elections, both domestically and abroad. While significant scholarly and journalistic work has studied both the strategies and possible effects of Russian interference, important questions remain. What impact (if any) did Russian foreign influence campaigns have on voters’ beliefs and behaviors? How have Russian tactics developed over time? And what might we expect in regards to Russian interference around the 2020 U.S. Presidential election and beyond? Panelists will address these questions, among others.


Renée DiResta, technical research manager, Stanford Internet Observatory.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania; director, Annenberg Public Policy Center

David Shimer, author of "Rigged: America, Russia, and One Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference"; PhD candidate, Oxford University

Alexander Cooley (moderator), director of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University

Joshua Tucker (moderator), director of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, New York University