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How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict
Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM EDT
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How to Lose the Information War:
Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict



Join us for a conversation with
Nina JankowiczAuthor of How to Lose the Information War
Ellen Nakashima, Washington Post National Security Reporter (Moderator)

The Russian influence campaigns that took the US by surprise in 2016 have been going on for decades in Central and Eastern Europe--and are now amplified by social media and digital technologies that allow information to spread faster, farther, and with more precision. In How to Lose the Information War, Jankowicz dissects Russian operative-run campaigns, and examines the motivations behind the attacks and how governments should respond, drawing lessons learned from the responses of the US, Estonia, Georgia, Poland, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic. 

Nina Jankowicz studies the intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe. Jankowicz has advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed News, and Wilson Quarterly. She is a frequent commentator on disinformation and Russian and Eastern European affairs, and has been interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour and PBS's Judy Woodruff. Prior to her Fulbright grant in Ukraine, Jankowicz managed democracy assistance programs to Russia and Belarus at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She received her MA in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, and her BA from Bryn Mawr. | @wiczipedia

Ellen Nakashima (Moderator) is a national security reporter for The Washington Post. She focuses on intelligence and cyber operations, including the US government’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. She and her colleagues broke stories about a whistleblower complaint over President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine that led to the president’s impeachment this year. In 2018, Nakashima was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Russia investigation, and in 2014, she was part of another team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for coverage of NSA surveillance programs. She served as Southeast Asia co-bureau chief from 2002-2006, and has covered the White House and Virginia state politics. She joined The Post in 1995. | @nakashimae 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 1 to 1:45 PM EDT | Online
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Signed copies of the book are available for purchase from One More Page Books. 
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