Saturday, November 11 | 1 - 2 PM
Chicago Cultural Center
Claudia Cassidy Theater
77 E Randolph St | Chicago, IL | 60603
The 2016 election and its aftermath have called into fundamental question the integrity of our political system and our media. Charges of Russian interference have shone a spotlight on the variety and sophistication of Russian hacking techniques and how they leverage our increasing dependence on our interconnected digital devices. Andrei Soldatov, a Russian investigative journalist, contributor to Foreign Affairs and the coauthor of The Red Web, updated to include a new chapter about the 2016 events and the Kremlin's interference, helps us understand the complex world of Russian cyber-warfare, a world he knows as few others do.
This program is presented in partnership with the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
Andrei Soldatov is a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder and editor of Agentura.ru, a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities. He has covered security services and terrorism issues since 1999. He co-wrote The New Nobility: The Restoration of Russia’s Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB and The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries with Irina Borogan.
Jerome McDonnell has hosted Worldview, WBEZ’s global affairs program, since 1994.