Jackson School Faculty Jessica Beyer, an expert on international cybersecurity and non-state actors, features on an all-female panel on “Decoding the Disinformation Problem,” an event hosted on August 13 by the D.C.-based Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in partnership with the Jackson School and Carnegie Corporation of New York.
The panel was part of an event on disinformation and featured speakers from the Wilson Center, Microsoft, Facebook, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
“We don’t want people to not trust each other,” Beyer says during the panel discussion, which was moderated by CNN Anchor Kate Bolduan. “Societies need trust to function well, particularly democracies, so how do we give people the critical thinking skills to ask that question?”
The panel was recorded live by CSPAN. Watch the event by visiting this link.
Beyer and Megan Ward, a Jackson School doctoral student, and several student researchers also wrote forthcoming white papers for the Wilson Center on the topic.
A senior lecturer and research scientist at the Jackson School, Beyer also heads the Cybersecurity Initiative of the School’s International Policy Institute with Professor Sara Curran. The policy institute is a “bridging the gap” forum funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York to tackle emerging issues in international affairs.
The Cybersecurity Initiative draws upon the Jackson School’s deep regional and global expertise, including integrating student researchers through intensive, mentored research experiences focused on tasks given to them by external partners.
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