10 April 2018 18:00 to 20:00
Location European Endowment for Democracy Rue de la Loi 34
1040 Brussels, Belgium

Report Launch: Democratic Defense Against Disinformation

10 April 2018 18:00 to 20:00
European Endowment for Democracy Rue de la Loi 34
1040 Brussels, Belgium

Join the Atlantic Council and the European Endowment for Democracy for the launch of the report "Democratic Defense Against Disinformation".

Russia’s interference in democratic elections has spurred governments, multinational institutions, civil-society groups, and the private sector to launch various initiatives to expose, monitor, and get ahead of disinformation attacks. Through these efforts, the transatlantic community has gleaned three valuable lessons: the problem is broader than Russia or any single actor; a democratic response to malign influence must engage the whole of society; and we must work together to learn from each other’s mistakes and successes as we craft governmental and nongovernmental strategies and solutions.

The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center has been working on issues related to Russian disinformation since 2015. The report, which is authored by Ambassador Daniel Fried, distinguished fellow with the Eurasia Center, and Dr. Alina Polyakova, fellow with the Brookings Institution, calls for innovative, transatlantic policy solutions in the United States and Europe to address the global threat of disinformation, including the creation of a transatlantic Counter Disinformation Coalition.

Welcome Remarks:
Jerzy Pomianowski | Executive Director, European Endowment for Democracy

Panel Discussion:
Ambassador Daniel Fried | Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative and Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

Alina Polyakova | David M. Rubenstein Fellow - Foreign Policy, Brookings Institution; Adjunct Professor of European Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Jakub Kalensky | Member, East StratCom Team, European External Action Service

Elmar Brok | Member of the European Parliament