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DAY 3:

Location: Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Policy
(For virtual participation, a link will be posted.)

The following times are listed in Central Standard Time.

8:00 - 8:30 am

How News and Social Media Shape Political Polarization
Speaker: Christian Staal (Center for Media Engagement, UT Austin)

8:30 - 9:00

Online Platforms' Liability and Disinformation in the United States: Insights from the EU
Speaker: Jean de Mayere (UC Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)

9:00 - 9:45

The Changing Role of News Media in Public Diplomacy and Government Communications
Panelists: Sewell Chan, Kate Neeper, Andres Ilves, Markos Kounalakis, Jeff Trimble
Moderator: Nick Cull

10:00 - 11:15

VOA 'Round the World Roundtable
kers: Ayesha Tanzeem (Director, VOA South and Central Asia Division), Leili Soltani (Director, VOA Persian Division), Myroslava Gongadze (VOA Eastern Europe Chief ), and Xin Chen (Supervisory Managing Editor, VOA Mandarin service)
Moderator: Jeff Trimble

11:15 - 12:00

US Information Strategy in Cold War Turkey / Modern-Day Realpolitik in the Middle East
Speaker: James Ryan (FPRI)

12:00 - 1:15

Muppets in Moscow: How Sesame Street Went to the Russian Federation
Speaker: Natasha Lance Rogoff
Moderator: Thomas Garza (UT Austin)

1:30 - 2:15

The New Cold War: What Went Wrong in the 90s
Speaker: Brian Whitmore (Atlantic Council)

2:15 - 2:45

Reporting Under Fire: Journalists and the War for Truth
Speaker: Barbara Cochran

2:45 - 3:30

Journalism in the Russo-Ukraine War
Panelists: Leonid Ragozin, Ivana Stradner, Anna Romandash
Moderator: Markos Kounalakis

3:45 - 4:30

Kennan Institute Roundtable: Supporting Russian Journalism and Civil Society in Exile
Panelists: Isabella Tabarovsky, Maxim Turdolyubov, Lenny Lopatto
Moderator: Lera Toropin (Program Coordinator, Kennan Institute)

4:30 - 5:30

Post-Truth Public Diplomacy
Speaker: H. Denis Wu
Discussants: Nick Cull, Michael Mosser, Lee McIntyre
Moderator: Jeremi Suri

5:45 - 6:00

Closing Keynote: Democracy in Information Disorder

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