VIRTUAL EVENT: Russian Information Operations in East Europe: Techniques and Western Responses

April 2, 2020, 12:00pm
Event will be streamed on the Harriman Institute's Facebook Page via Facebook Live

Join the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at the Harriman Institute for a virtual panel discussion about Russian information operations in East Europe. The East European nations formerly controlled by the Soviet Union remain the targets of intense Russian information operations, aimed at undermining their relationships with the EU and painting a nostalgic, positive picture of their Soviet past. In many cases, Russian information operators also make common cause with native illiberal forces in these countries, such as anti-immigration activists. Three specialists will discuss the nature of Russian information efforts and the most effective ways to respond to them.

This event will be held virtually and streamed on the Harriman Institute's Facebook page via Facebook Live. There will be no in-person event.


Thomas Kent, adjunct associate professor, Columbia University; former president, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; former editor, The Associated Press

Corina Rubigea, fellow-in-residence, Center for European Policy Analysis

Jeffrey Simon Willard, director of global engagement, FDR Foundation, Harvard University