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Hard Truths: democracy and disinformation

Hosted by Institute of Global Affairs and The New York Times

Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, Clement House

Speakers

Oliver Bullough

Oliver Bullough

Max Fisher

Max Fisher

Peter Pomerantsev

Peter Pomerantsev

Damian Tambini

Damian Tambini

Chair

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

How disinformation is undermining democracy and what to do about it.

Oliver Bullough (@OliverBullough), journalist and author specialising in financial crime and the former Soviet Union. His latest book is Moneyland, why crooks and thieves now rule the world and how to take it back.

Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher), writes The Interpreter, a news column and newsletter that explore the ideas and context behind major world events. Based in London, he uses political science and social science to examine and explain topics from authoritarianism to arms control. He has reported from a range of countries in Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America.

Peter Pomerantsev (@peterpomeranzev) LSE IGA Senior Fellow and co-director of Arena. He is an author and TV producer. He specialises on propaganda and media development, and has testified on the challenges of information war to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the UK Parliament Defense Select Committee.

Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum), LSE IGA Professor in Practice and co-director of Arena. Anne is a journalist and prize-winning historian with a particular expertise in the history of communism and the experience of post-communist “democratization” in the Soviet Union and central Europe. She runs 'Arena', a program on disinformation and 21st century propaganda, and is building the Transformation Lab, a program focused on the political and economic transformation of individual countries.

Damian Tambini (@damiantambini), Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE, where he also serves as Research Director and Programme Director for the MSc Media and Communications (Governance). Dr Tambini is an expert in media and communications regulation and policy, and active in policymaking as well as academic research.

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