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Is Russia Undermining Democracy in the West?

Is Russia Undermining Democracy in the West?

  • March 14, 2019
  • Date / Time:
  • March 14, 2019
  • 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Venue:
  • University of Pennsylvania - Center for Political Science and Economics
  • 133 S 36th Street
  • Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Room 250
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19104

Amid new revelations of the extent of Russian interference in American elections, how should we appraise Russia’s role in undermining democracy not just in America, but throughout the West – and are there perils in exaggerating its successes?


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration and Coffee

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Is Russia Undermining Democracy in the West?
Michael Carpenter, Penn Biden Center
Samuel Charap, RAND Corporation
Nikolas Gvosdev, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Marlene LaRuelle, George Washington University
Moderator: Mitchell Orenstein
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Have Elections Become Cyberwars?
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Penn
Clint watts, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Moderator: John Haines, Foreign Policy Research Institute
2:00 – 2:30 Coffee Break
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Is Russia’s Strategy Working or Backfiring?
Bob Hamilton, US Army War College
Alina Polyakova, Brookings Institution
Rudra Sil, Penn
Moderator: Anna Mikulska, Penn
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Concluding Remarks
Adrian Basora, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Claire Finkelstein, Penn
Mitchel Orenstein, Penn

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