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Active Measures: The Russian Effort to Undermine America

Thu Jan 28, 2021
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Peter Pomerantsev has more than an academic interest in government disinformation efforts: He lived it as someone born in the Soviet Union and  immigrated to the west as a child.

He has studied propaganda, misinformation and manipulation and addresses these efforts in his latest book, “This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality.” From Duterte in the Philippines, Russian troll factories, eastern Ukraine, global democracy activists and many others he describes the use of social media, data analysis and similar techniques to fight oppressive governments as well as governments using no less technologically-savvy means to manipulate populations at home and abroad, illicit fear, provoke aggression and, above all, silence dissenting voices.

Join us when Pomerantsev addresses the war on reality–its origins and consequences.

Note: This program will run from 11 a.m. – noon due to the time difference for our speakers. 

Our virtual programs are graciously sponsored by Alpine Bank.

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Dr. Svet Derderyan

Dr. Svet Derderyan

Professor of Instruction in Political Science

University of Colorado, Boulder

Peter Pomerantsev

Peter Pomerantsev

Senior Fellow

SNF Agora Institute