Foreign Influence in the 2020 Election
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Clint Watts
Sat, May 2nd, 2020 |
9:30 am to 11:00 am
(Members $38)


9–9:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30–11 am: Program

The cyber age has made it easier for political candidates to carry their messages to a wider audience—but it has also provided foreign adversaries seeking to degrade American institutions with the ability to sow disinformation as well as acquire and disseminate sensitive material. As Russia, China, Iran, and others develop sophisticated campaigns targeting U.S. interests, how can we safeguard American democracy from foreign interference in the 2020 election and beyond?

Clint Watts is a distinguished research fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a non-resident fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, and the author of Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News.

Presented in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute


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