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Information Warfare in the Russian-Ukraine Conflict

Experts from academia and media will discuss the many challenges facing journalists covering the conflict, explore how social media has changed information warfare and impacted intelligence gathering and analysis, evaluate how social media platforms and journalists handle mis- and disinformation, and offer media literacy tips to our audience.

The discussion takes place March 24th from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET on Zoom and is co-sponsored by the Carolina Democracy Initiative; Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life; and Center for Media Law and Policy.

Registration is available here

The discussion features the following contributors:

Tim De Chant is a senior technology reporter for Ars Technica, covering technology, policy, and energy, and he teaches science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jocelyn Ford is a Beijing-based award-winning radio correspondent and filmmaker. She has worked on numerous public radio programs, including Marketplace, Radiolab, The World, and Studio 360.

Daniel Johnson ’22 is a Roy H. Park fellow at the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media and served as an infantry officer and journalist with the United States Army in Iraq.

Harold Koh is a Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School and a former legal advisor for the U.S. State Department


Mary-Rose Papandrea is the Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the UNC School of Law and the strategic captain of the Carolina Democracy Initiative.