Russia’s Information Warfare: A Threat to U.S. Interests?
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
418 Russell Senate Office Building
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Russia is waging an information war through its increasing use of propaganda within Russia, in the surrounding region, and even in the United States and Europe. This misinformation crowds out the truth and fuels support for Putin’s aggressive tactics.
Does Russia’s information warfare pose a true threat to U.S. interests? How does Russia's propaganda machine operate? What type of propaganda is Russia producing? How does Russia’s propaganda impact public opinion in Eurasia? Why should the U.S. care, and what can U.S. policymakers can do about it?
Join Freedom House for an overview of Russia’s propaganda machine with Alan Cullison, a Wall Street Journal correspondent and public policy fellow with the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, Maxim Eristavi, a Ukrainian journalist working for independent news outlet Hromadske International, and Maria Snegovaya, a columnist and Columbia PhD student specializing in Russian propaganda. The briefing will be moderated by Daniel Calingaert, Executive Vice President of Freedom House.