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 - 5:00 PM Concluding Remarks
Adrian Basora, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Claire Finkelstein, Penn
Mitchel Orenstein, Penn
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Nikolas K. Gvosdev - Nikolas Gvosdev is the Director of the National Security Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and Editor of Orbis: FPRI's Journal of World Affairs.
Clint Watts - Clint Watts is the author of Messing with The Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians and Fake News. He served as a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
Robert E. Hamilton - Colonel (Retired) Robert E. Hamilton, Ph.D., is the Head of Research at the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Eurasia Program and an Associate Professor of Eurasian Studies at the U.S. Army War College.
Alina Polyakova - Alina Polyakova is the David M. Rubenstein Fellow in The Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe and adjunct professor of European studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
Adrian A. Basora - Ambassador Adrian A. Basora is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and director of its Eurasia Program. Previously Amb. Basora was the Director of FPRI’s Project on Democratic Transitions.
Claire Finkelstein - Claire Finkelstein is a Senior Fellow of FPRI and the Algernon Biddle Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at the University of Pennsylvania.