Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program Presents
Thursday, October 22, 2020
How to Lose the Information War: Lessons from Central and Eastern Europe
Since the start of the Trump era, the United States and the Western world has finally begun to wake up to the threat of online warfare and the attacks from Russia. The question no one seems to be able to answer is: what can the West do about it?
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Central and Eastern European states, however, have been aware of the threat for years. FPI Fellow Nina Jankowicz has advised these governments on the front lines of the information war. The lessons she learnt from that fight, and from her attempts to get the US Congress to act, make for essential reading.
How to Lose the Information War takes the reader on a journey through five Western governments' responses to Russian information warfare tactics—all of which have failed. She journeys into the campaigns the Russian operatives run, and shows how we can better understand the motivations behind these attacks and how to beat them. Above all, this book shows what is at stake: the future of civil discourse and democracy, and the value of truth itself.
Join us on Thursday, October 22, at 12pm EDT to discuss this important work and what we can expect leading up to the POTUS elections on November 3.
RSVP is required.
Contact: Elmira Bayrasli firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, call 845-758-6822.
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST/GMT-5
Location: Online Event