"Bridging, Bonding and Social Media: Preserving Democracy in the (Dis)Information Age"

03/13/2019 05:45 PM - 07:30 PM ET

Category

Ferguson Series

Admission

  • $20.00

Location

Ferguson Library
1 Public Library Plaza
Stamford, CT 06901
United States of America

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Rangappa will discuss the threat of disinformation, from Russia in particular, and how they have explored a self-made vulnerability in America’s social fabric, developed over the past two decades, as social media and other factors have led to increased polarization and distrust. She will explain why American counterintelligence lacks the tools to counter this threat because of First Amendment constraints, and why the solution has to come from a grassroots level.

Asha Rangappa is director of admissions and a senior lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where she teaches National Security Law and related courses. Asha graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1996, and from Yale Law School in 2000. In between, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Bogota, Colombia, where she studied Colombian constitutional reform and its impact on U.S. drug policy in the region. Following law school Asha served as a law clerk for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She then joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent, specializing in counterintelligence investigations in New York City from 2002 until 2005. Prior to joining Jackson, Asha was Associate Dean at Yale Law School.

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