Democracy Works: Protecting Democracy From Foreign Interference
With the midterms this week, all eyes are on the threat of election hacking and foreign interference. Electoral integrity is important, but as you'll hear in this week's Democracy Works episode, the threats to American democracy go much deeper than that — to the very basis of the information we consume and the ways we communicate with each other. Laura Rosenberger has been one of the most important voices in the efforts to combat this interference and ensure that democracy becomes stronger and more resilient.
Laura is the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy and a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF). Before she joined GMF, she was foreign policy advisor for Hillary for America, where she coordinated development of the campaign’s national security policies, messaging, and strategy. Prior to that, she served in a range of positions at the State Department and the White House’s National Security Council (NSC).
She describes the lack of response to foreign interference prior to the 2016 election as a "failure of imagination" and, through her work at the German Marshal Fund, is determined to ensure that imagination does not fail again.
This week's episode was recorded live at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.