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Panelists will discuss Russian influence, cybersecurity in the 2016 elections

Monday, November 13, 2017

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas professors will take part in a panel, "Russian Interference, Cybersecurity, Micro-Targeting and the 2016 Election," part of the Global Headline Series.

The event will take place 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Centennial Room of the Kansas Union.

From Facebook ads to targeting voting infrastructure, allegations abound about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, intending to undermine public faith in America's political process. Some topics KU panelists will discuss include how social media makes Americans more susceptible to this kind of intrusion, why Russian ads were so successful and how to recognize such content in the future.

The panelists:

  • Alexandru Bardas, assistant professor of electrical engineering & computer science
  • Patrick Miller, assistant professor of political science
  • Hyunjin Seo, associate professor of journalism
  • Erik Scott, associate professor of history

The moderator is Shannon O’Lear, director of Center for Global &  International Studies.

The event is sponsored by International Programs, the Center for Global & International Studies, the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies and the departments of History, Geography & Atmospheric Sciences and Political Science.

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