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Strategies to Defend Democratic Institutions and the Rule of Law in the West

  • SVC-215, Senate Visitor Center (map)


Please join us for a public discussion of the Kremlin’s attacks on legal institutions and processes in the West, and consideration of effective counter strategies that can be adopted by government agencies, social media platforms and the civil society. Featuring Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Kinzinger, Rep. Rooney, GEC Principal Deputy Coordinator Kimmage, current and former military and intelligence officials, and social media companies’ representatives.

At the conference, Free Russia Foundation will release its groundbreaking report detailing Russian attempts to influence Western judicial outcomes and the Kremlin’s active measures campaigns against Western policymaking institutions. Report’s authors Ilya Zaslavskiy, Head of Research, Free Russia Foundation (Russia, US), Jakub Janda, Director, European Values Think Tank (the Czech Republic), Martin Vladimirov, Analyst, Center for the Study of Democracy (Bulgaria), John Lough, Associate Fellow, Chatham House (UK) and Neil Barnett, Founder, Istok Associates (UK) will discuss the results of their investigations in a Q&A session with the audience.

Space limited. RSVP required. Government-issued IDs/drivers license/passports required to enter the venue.

Moderated by Todd Rosenblum, National Security Outcomes

9:30 am Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:40 - 10:15 am Keynote Addresses

  • Senator Whitehouse

  • Rep. Keating

  • Rep. Kinzinger

  • GEC Kimmage

  • Rep. Rooney

10:15 - 11:15 am Panel One: Attacks on Legal Institutions and Processes in the West

  • Melissa Hooper, HRF

  • Ilya Zaslavskiy, FRF

  • John Lough, Chatham House

  • Ed Lemon, Wilson Center and Daniel Morgan Graduate School

  • Neil Barnett, Istok Associates

11:15 - 11:25 am Coffee Break

11:25 - 12:25 pm Panel Two: Russian Active Measures and Manipulation of Western Policy

  • Jeremy Lamoreax, Brigham Young University - Idaho

  • Martin Vladimirov, Center for the study of Democracy

  • Jakub Janda, European Values Think Tank

  • Anna Borshevskaya, the Washington University

12:35 - 1:35 pm Panel Three: Effective Counter Strategies and Lessons Learned

  • Andrew Gully, Jigsaw (Youtube/Google)

  • Roman Pyatkov, Headquarters Air Force, Checkmate at the Pentagon

  • Krista Taubert, Head of World News and Current Affairs, Yle (Finland)

  • Clay Fuller, AEI

  • Chris Marsh, Joint Special Operations University

1:35 pm Closing Remarks

  • David Kramer, FRF Board Chair

  • Miriam Lanskoy, NED