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Anne Applebaum

Pulitzer Prize winning historian, journalist and commentator on geo-politics 

DEMOCRACY AND DISINFORMATION

Understanding our New Normal

5 November 2018

Große Aula at the Ludwig Maximilian University

Informed by her expertise in Europe and her years of international reporting, Applebaum shared perspectives on, as well as implications of, today’s volatile world events through the lenses of world history and the contemporary political landscape. As technology allows a new scale of media manipulation to authoritarian governments and changes the tenor of political discourse, she scrutinized the misinformation, propaganda and criminal exploitation that influence global affairs.

From Syrian refugees to Putin’s disinformation narratives, from financial crises to responding to terrorism, from government corruption to Trump’s game-changing campaign language and attitudes towards allies, Applebaum provided both background and up-to-the minute insights that are vital to understanding the risks and opportunities of today’s global political and economic climate.

The first in a new Yale Club of Germany e.V. Speakers Series Munich Dialogues on Democracy with special thanks to the MIS Foundation.

Partners for the evening were The Yale Club of Germany e.V., The Munich International School Arts Foundation, Amerikahaus/Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, and LMU