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Vrienden van Cobbenhagen Lecture

Democracy and Disinformation

Democracy and Disinformation

The third Vrienden van Cobbenhagen Lecture will take place on 17 January 2019. In the lecture, Anne Applebaum will discuss the role that propaganda and malign influence campaigns play in political changes such as spreading extremism, authoritarian regimes and weakening liberal democracies.

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum is winner of the Pulitzer Prize and columnist for the Washington Post. She is also a Professor of Practice at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics, where she leads a programme on disinformation and 21st century propaganda.

Program

Vrienden van Cobbenhagen Lecture 2019
13.30 - 14.30 Program for special guests
14.30 - 15.00 Welcome
15.00 - 17.00 Lecture Anne Applebaum: Democracy and Disinformation
17.00 - 18.00 Drinks


Vrienden van Cobbenhagen Lecture

During four years (2017-2020) the alumni network Vrienden van Cobbenhagen together with Tilburg University Society will invite an internationally renowned professor to share his or her views on developments in society. The Lecture is an active contribution to the international orientation of Dutch politics, research, education and business. The Lecture also has the goal to appeal new audiences and potential members of the Vrienden van Cobbenhagen.