Dr Jim Ludes – The House of Mirrors: Elections, Pandemics, and Disinformation
Tuesday, September 29th, 12:00-12:30 (noon) Mountain Time
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Dr Jim Ludes will discuss the on-going attacks on the United States. The information we rely upon for civic discourse and debate is being intentionally distorted by foreign actors seeking to attack our republic. In this conversation, Dr. Ludes describes how foreign governments have used disinformation historically and how they are exploiting racial tensions and COVID-19 to attack us now.
Dr. James M. Ludes is Vice President for Public Research and Initiatives at Salve Regina University in Newport, RI, as well as Executive Director of the university’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. In addition, he is executive producer and co-host of “Story in the Public Square,” a four-time Telly Award-winning weekly public affairs program broadcast on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel as well as on public television stations across the country. From July 2006 to August 2011, Ludes was executive director of the American Security Project (ASP), a think-tank in Washington, D.C. From November 2008 to February 2009, Ludes was a member of president-elect Obama’s transition team. During this time, he participated in the Agency Review Team, working inside the Department of Defense (DOD) to identify critical issues that would need to be tackled by the new administration. From 2002 to 2006, Ludes was legislative assistant to Sen. John Kerry for defense and foreign policy. During that time, he also coordinated defense policy issues for Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. Prior to his work in the Senate, Ludes was editor-in-chief of National Security Studies Quarterly (NSSQ), a defense and national security journal. He is editor of, and contributor to, “Iraq Uncensored” (2009) and co-editor of two previous books: “Attacking Terrorism” (2004) and “Twenty-First Century Proliferation” (2001).