The Penn State McCourtney Institute for Democracy invites you to attend their in-person and online events aimed at facilitating thought-provoking conversations about democracy.
Peter Pomerantsev, a senior fellow at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, takes us to the front lines of the disinformation age, where he meets Twitter revolutionaries and pop-up populists, “behavioral change” salesmen, Jihadi fanboys, Identitarians, truth cops, and many others. Forty years after his dissident parents were pursued by the KGB, Pomerantsev finds the Kremlin re-emerging as a great propaganda power. His research takes him back to Russia — but the answers he finds there are not what he expected.
This event is co-sponsored by the College of Information Sciences and Technology and the University Libraries.