Information Warfare in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

March 29, 2022

Moderated by Professor Mary-Rose Papandrea, last week’s panel discussion analyzed the information war underway in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, addressing it from legal, media, and military perspectives and exploring how citizens and governments, including those of the U.S. and China, have responded. 

Across the conversation, panelists Tim De ChantJocelyn FordHarold Koh, and Daniel Johnson ’22 explored the role of information in military action, the asymmetrical responses of social media platforms to disinformation and state actors, and the growing role of open-source intelligence and citizen journalists in the infosphere.

Watch the discussion in full on the Program for Public Discourse YouTube channel.

Those who wish to continue this conversation can join the next discussion, April 5th at 5:30 p.m.,  Journalism and Democracy,” a hybrid Abbey Speaker Series event examining journalistic objectivity, the decline of local news and the nationalization of media in the U.S., and journalism’s role in promoting and maintaining democratic values.