- September 21, 2020
On Septemper 21, 2020, Aspen Germany hosted a virtual book presentation and discussion looking at the new publication “How to Lose the Information War” with Nina Jankowicz, Disinformation Fellow at The Wilson Center; and Irene Maria Plank, Director for Strategic Communication at the Federal Foreign Office.
Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections was a wake-up call about a new type of information warfare. In “How to Lose the Information War” Nina Jankowicz delivers comprehensive insights into the fight against Russian disinformation across the battle lines in Central and Eastern Europe and what these laboratories can teach other democracies as they confront state-sponsored information warfare. At this event, the author presented the book’s main take-aways and Irene Plank outlined the German Federal Foreign Office’s approach to disinformation. In a conversation, moderated by Tobias Jerzewski, Program Officer at Aspen Germany, we discussed the complex topography of disinformation in 2020 and beyond, against the backdrop of the Covid pandemic and upcoming elections in the U.S. and Germany in mind.
This discussion was recorded and can be found on Aspen Germany’s YouTube Channel: