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  • Tuesday 12th

    June 2018

  • From 07:00 PM

    To 08:30 PM

  • 93 Narragansett Avenue
    Jamestown, RI 02835 United States

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    Free

Fake News: Disinformation, Political Warfare and the Fate of Western Democracy

Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, will speak about Fake News, Disinformation and Political Warfare. He posits that American democracy – and western democracies – are at risk. Our elections, our public debates, our social fabric-indeed every feature of free and open societies-are under sustained attack from a Russian government determined to sow discontent, encourage divisiveness, create chaos and rekindle a new cold war. In this talk Dr. Ludes blends history and contemporary events for an understanding of the nature of the threat and the steps every citizen can take to contribute to our republic’s defense.

Dr. Ludes is Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University and Vice President for Public Research and Initiatives at Salve University in Newport, Rhode Island. He is an historian by training, his doctoral dissertation focused on the use of political warfare in the 1950s. He has authored several articles on political warfare, as well as a ground-breaking Pell Center study on the topic, “Shatter the House of Mirrors: A Conference Report on Russian Influence Operations.” He is executive producer and co-host of “Story in the Public Square,” a weekly public affairs program broadcast on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel as well as Rhode Island PBS.

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