They Hacked the Election! Russian Subversion of Western Democracies

Thursday, February 15, 2018
When: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 12:30

They Hacked the Election!
Russian Subversion of Western Democracies


Russia's meddling in the 2016 US Presidential election has led to the most serious American political crisis in decades. Charges of collusion, obstruction of justice, illegal surveillance and abuse of authority ricochet around the nation's capital and dominate the political process–and confuse many ordinary Americans. Join two experts from the USC Dornsife School of International Relations–top intelligence veteran Professor Gregory Treverton, and longtime Russia specialist Professor Robert English–as they discuss Russia's impact on the US and its allies. Did Russia hacking really help elect Donald Trump? What is the scale of Russia's social-media manipulation, and how is it impacting elections in Europe? What are the best ways to counter cyber threats to the democratic process?


Hosted by the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 15 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Intellectual Commons, Doheny Main Library Room 233
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Lunch will be served.