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The Future of International Information: American and Russian Approaches

January 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm CST

/ Free

Information has increasingly become both a tool for development and a weapon for misinformation, control of infrastructure, and the separation of both national and international societies. It has become a major issue for every nation.

Join a virtual panel discussion on U.S. and Russian approaches and the future of information.


  • Bernadine Joselyn, Director of Public Policy and Engagement, Blandin Foundation; Former Diplomat and Specialist in Russian Affairs
  • Steve Kelley, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota; Specialist on the Impact of Technologies; Former State Senator; Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Dr. Maria NitikenkovaEditor-in-Chief, “Russia and America in the XXI Century” – Institute for U.S. and Canada Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences; Head of Division, Institute for U.S. and Canada Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Alexi Titkov, Professor, Russian University for the Humanities; Editor-in-Chief, “The Historical Reporter;” Director, The Center for Humanitarian Technologies – Russian University for the Humanities
  • Michael Wright, University of Minnesota Senior Fellow; Author; Founding Partner at Intercepting Horizon; Technology Entrepreneur
  • Moderator: Mark Ritchie, President, Global Minnesota

Presented in partnership with Committee on Foreign Relations of Minnesota, The Museum of Russian Art, and the Russian American Business and Culture Council.


January 14, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm