French Series - Disinformation & democracies
WHAT: French Series - Disinformation & democracies
WHEN: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 – 6pm - 7:30pm
WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. – 20007
PRICE: Free admission
RESERVATION: Online registration required on Eventbrite
ADD. INFOS: Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy. No large bags.
The threat posed by the manipulation of information has sparked growing awareness and concern in both Europe and the U.S. The manipulation of information can polarize debates, create or deepen tensions in society and undermine electoral systems. Such malign practices and actors harm our democracies by eroding trust in institutions and in the media, and eventually by hampering the ability of citizens to make informed decisions. Sometimes, though, attempts by a foreign entity to interfere in democratic processes fail, as was the case during the 2017 French presidential election.
The Embassy of France is pleased to invite you to our next French Series panel discussion event which will be moderated by:
Indira Lakshmanan - Executive Editor of the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
with John F. Lansing - Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Broadcasting Board of Governors
Dipayan Ghosh - Pozen Fellow at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School
and Jean-Baptiste J. Vilmer - Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies (French Ministry for Armed Forces)