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Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program Presents

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Subverting Disinformation: Journalism in the Age of Fake News
410 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
In the twentieth century, propaganda was an important part of the Cold War toolkit. Disinformation and the rise of fake news, however, pose a new challenge to journalists and citizens alike. How should journalists, media companies, politicians, and the informed citizen combat disinformation? And with so much of disinformation originating in Russia, how should we understand the Kremlin's goals? 

The panel discussion will be from 6-7pm, followed by a a reception.​ It is part of BGIA's James Chace Memorial Speaker Series and co-sponsored by the BGIA Alumni Network, with support from Foreign Affairs magazine. RSVP here.

Ilan Greenberg is a journalist who has reported across the globe for publications including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Foreign Policy, and Slate. He founded the crisis reporting platform Coda, which adheres to a unique approach of following a single topic throughout its unfolding.
Molly McKew is a writer in Washington, D.C. From 2009 to 2013 she worked as an adviser to Mikheil Saakashvili, then the president of Georgia.
Simon Ostrovsky is a reporter for CNN Investigations. He previously worked as a journalist covering the 2014 crisis in Ukraine for VICE News and as a documentary filmmaker. In his 2015 documentary, Selfie Soldiers, he re-enacted a Russian soldier's social media posts to track him to Ukraine. He was briefly held hostage by pro-Russia militants there in April 2014.
Nathan Thornburgh (moderator) is co-founder and CEO of Roads and Kingdoms, an independent journal of food, politics, travel and culture. He spent the better part of a decade working at TIME Magazine as foreign correspondent and editor and has reported on everything from cyberwar in Russia to information war in Georgia to the drug wars in Juarez. 

For more information, call 646-839-9262, or e-mail

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 410 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019