Global Headline Series: Has Our Democracy Been Hacked? Russian Interference & Cybersecurity

The Center for Global & International Studies (CGIS) Global Headline Series brings together faculty to address and analyze topics of global import as they occur in real time. This event has been specially organized as part of International Education Week with the Office of International Programs. From Facebook ads to targeting voting infrastructure, allegations abound about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections. Was this interference intended to undermine public faith in our political process? How does social media make us more susceptible to this kind of intrusion? How can we recognize what is happening? Why were the Russian ads so successful? KU faculty will address these questions and more from a variety of perspectives. Open discussion to follow panel presentations. Event is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

Opening Remarks: Charles Bankart, Associate Vice Provost for International Programs


• Alexandru Bardas, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineer & Computer Science

• Patrick Miller, Assistant Professor of Political Science

• Hyunjin Seo, Associate Professor of Journalism, Docking Young Faculty Scholar

• Erik Scott, Associate Professor of History; Associated Faculty of the Center for Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies; Director of Graduate Studies for the Center for Global & International Studies

Moderator: Shannon O’Lear, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies; Director, Center for

Global & International Studies. Cosponsored by: Center for Global & International Studies; International Programs; Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies; Department of Political Science; Department of History, Department of Geography & Atmospheric Science and School of Journalism & Mass Communications.


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