Carnegie Mellon University

Center for Informed Democracy & Social - cybersecurity (IDeaS)

CMU's center for the study of disinformation, hate speech and extremism online

IDeaS Center for Informed Democracy & Social-cybersecurity

IDeaS Center Fall 2022 Seminar Series

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Robert Spalding, former White House National Security Council senior director for strategic planning, has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years. His innovation while serving in the White House has led to a reset in national security and public policy regarding telecommunications in the US as well as globally. 

Join us as he discusses US/China relations as it pertains to 5G technology, the misuse of data, and the behavior of both state and non-state actors in China who are advancing their ideas and interests online through social media. He will also be discussing the potential threat these influence campaigns could have on the US and our democratic process. 

At this time, all seminars are held virtually on Zoom. Registration is free and is open to the broad research community. You must register to receive connection details.


The IDeaS Seminar series are held during Spring and Fall semesters. 

Most seminars are live streamed and available on our YouTube page after the event. Please check out some of the videos from our Spring 2022 speakers.

If you have suggestions for speakers, please submit them here.

If you have questions about upcoming seminars, please use the contact us link below.



Past Seminar Presenters

Sam Gregory - Deepfakes: Critical questions on current problems and emerging ‘solutions'

Sam Gregory

Ananya Sen - Quantifying the User Value of Social Media Data

ananya sen

Daniyar Serikov - Distortions in the Kazakh Media Landscape

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Jessica Dawson - The Surveillance App Economy and the National Security Risk

Jessica Dawson

Joshua Tucker - The (Surprisingly?) Limited Impact of Russia's Election Interference on Twitter in the 2016 US Election

Joshua Tucker

Yan Leng Ph.D. - Analysis of misinformation during the COVID-19 outbreak in China: cultural, social and political entanglements

Yan Leng