Cold War Broadcasting and Its Lessons for Countering Russia's Disinformation under Putin

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

[Note: this event was originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 24, 2020.]

This panel discussion includes analyses of Cold War-era broadcasting to the Soviet bloc and presentations about the wide-ranging disinformation by the Russian government under Vladimir Putin. The discussion will present what happened in the past, what is happening now, and the best ways for Western governments to deal with it.


A. Ross Johnson, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Sarah Ann Oates, Professor and Senior Scholar, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland - College Park
Anna Mazurkiewicz, Associate Professor of History, University of Gdańsk
Mark Kramer, Program Director, Cold War Studies Program, Davis Center
Chair: Jane Curry, Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Santa Clara University

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.


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