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Running Interference: Protecting the Integrity of American Elections

The International Law Journal and National Security Law Journal, in partnership with NSI, invite you to attend our Fall 2020 virtual symposium – Running Interference: Protecting the Integrity of American Elections.  This event consists of two panels on election security hot topics.

Panel 1: Trolls & Polls – Dangers and Risks of Misinformation

Friday, October 16 | 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Panelists will discuss the role of fake news and disinformation in the 2016 election and whether we can expect similar issues leading up to November.  Come engage with our speakers as they discuss main sources of fake news, the susceptibility of the 2020 election to fake news and disinformation, and potential legal issues to be aware of when confronting this issue.  This panel will take place on Friday, October 16th from 12:00-1:00 pm, and will feature:

  • The Honorable Susan M. Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • Nikolas Guggenberger, Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale University
  • Lisa Kaplan, NSI Visiting Fellow and founder of Alethea Group

Moderated by

  • Jamil N. Jaffer, NSI Founder and Executive Director

Panel 2: Phishing for Truth – Securing the Election from Cyber Attacks

Friday, October 23 | 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Panelists will engage in lively discussion of the recent Senate Intelligence Committee Report and will address Russia’s infiltration of the U.S. election process, investigations into particular destabilization techniques, the DNC hack, international legal ramifications, and lessons learned. This panel will occur on Friday, October 23rd, and will feature:

  • Andy Keiser – NSI Fellow and Former Senior Advisor on the House Intelligence Committee
  • Megan Stifel, NSI Visiting Fellow and Senior Policy Counsel at the Global Cyber Alliance
  • Prof. Josephine Wolff, Assistant Professor of cybersecurity policy at the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Moderated by

  • Jamil N. Jaffer, NSI Founder and Executive Director