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At Research Tuesdays we share this knowledge, every month. If you're curious about the changing world, we invite you to join us.
Research Tuesdays goes virtual
The University of Adelaide is monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and continues to take action in line with the latest Federal Government announcements. As result Research Tuesdays will transition to virtual lectures through Zoom and Facebook Live.
A virtual Research Tuesdays will enable audiences to continue to experience the lectures in a safe and healthy environment. The lectures will remain on the second Tuesday of the month, with the next lecture live streamed on Tuesday 11 August, 5.30-6.30pm.
Revelations regarding the scale and sophistication of interference in the 2016 US presidential race through digital disinformation shocked the world. At home here in Australia, many wondered: Could that happen to us?
Unfortunately, the answer’s not only a resounding yes, but it’s already happening. Foreign actors and cyber antagonists are increasingly attempting to influence Australia’s democratic outcomes, destabilise our society through political or moral division, and weaken our strategic foreign partnerships.
It’s widely accepted that the trend presents a serious threat to our liberal democratic institutions and processes. But just how serious is it? How well prepared are we to counter it? And what are the perpetrators ultimately trying to achieve?
Ongoing research at the University of Adelaide is uncovering answers to these and many other related questions. In this presentation, you’ll hear them!
Associate Professor Tim Legrand is a senior researcher in the University of Adelaide’s School of Social Sciences, specialising in the national and international dimensions of global security decision-making. He has previously held visiting research fellowships at the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (France), Johns Hopkins University (US), and The University of Stockholm (Sweden).
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