Join us as author and CERES alumna Nina Jankowiscz discusses her book How to Lose the Information War. Q&A session to follow, moderated by Dr. Angela Stent.
How to Lose the Information War takes the reader on a journey through five Western governments' responses to Russian information warfare tactics - all of which have failed. The author journeys into the campaigns the Russian operatives run, and shows how we can better understand the motivations behind these attacks and how to beat them. Above all, this book shows what is at stake: the future of civil discourse and democracy, and the value of truth itself.
About the author: Nina Jankowicz studies the intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe as the Wilson Center's Disinformation Fellow. Jankowicz has advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed News, The Wilson Quarterly, and others. She is a frequent commentator on disinformation and Russian and Eastern European affairs, and has been interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour and PBS's Judy Woodruff. Prior to her Fulbright grant in Ukraine, Ms. Jankowicz managed democracy assistance programs to Russia and Belarus at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She received her MA in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from CERES in 2013, and her BA from Bryn Mawr College.