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Mar
15
2022

Russia's War on Ukraine: Russian Public Opinion, Media, and Censorship

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jordan Gans-Morse   (847) 467-1154

Group: Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies (REEES) Research Program

Co-Sponsor: Department of Political Science
Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Academic

Description:

Please join the Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies Research Program (REEES), the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs, and the Center for Communications & Public Policy for a panel discussion about how the Russian public views the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the roles of news media and social media inside Russia, and the Russian government’s attempts to control and censor public discourse about the invasion from both domestic and foreign sources.  

Our panel of experts include Olga Kamenchuk, Associate Professor of Research with the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research, Vasily Gatov, Russian media researcher and senior fellow at the University of Southern California Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, and Jeffrey Trimble, former Deputy Director of the US Global Media Agency and former Moscow Bureau chief for US News & World Report. The discussion will be moderated by Erik Nisbet, Owen L. Coon Professor of Policy Analysis & Communication, and director of the Center for Communication & Public Policy in the School of Communication at Northwestern University.

About the Speakers:

Olga Kamenchuk, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Research and Instruction with the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research and the School of Communication. She has 15 years of professional polling and public opinion research experience in the Former Soviet Union and is a leading expert on Russian public opinion.  Her scholarship focuses on international public opinion and strategic public diplomacy.

Vasily Gatov is a senior fellow USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and an expert on Russian media.  Prior to joining USC, Vasily worked as a journalist for prominent Russian media organizations for over twenty years, his last position was director of the Novisti Media Lab for RIA Novosti.

Jeffrey Trimble is the former deputy director of the US Global Media Agency (formerly Broadcast Board of Governors), former acting president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and former Moscow Bureau Chief for U.S. News & World Report. Currently a lecturer at the Ohio State University School of Communication, Jeffrey has over thirty years of experience as international journalist, editor, and media manager. Fluent in Russian, he is an expert on international and Russian media.  

Moderator:

Erik Nisbet, Ph.D., Owen L. Coon Professor of Policy Analysis & Communication, and director of the Center for Communication & Public Policy in the School of Communication at Northwestern University.  His research lies at the intersection of media, public opinion, and public policy in the areas of science, technology, and environmental policy, governance and elections, and international security. An expert on cross-national surveys, Erik has led research projects in the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Turkey, Iran, France, Great Britain, Germany, Poland, and several Arab countries.

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