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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Russia's War on Ukraine: Russian Public Opinion, Media, and Censorship

On March 15, 2022, the Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies Research Program (REEES), the Northwestern Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and the Center for Communications & Public Policy co-hosted a panel discussion on how the Russian public views the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the roles of news media and social media inside Russia, and the Russian government’s attempts to control and censor public discourse about the invasion from both domestic and foreign sources.

The panel of experts included Olga Kamenchuk, Associate Professor of Research with the Northwestern Institute for Policy Research; Vasily Gatov, Russian media researcher and senior fellow at the University of Southern California Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy; and Jeffrey Trimble, former Deputy Director of the US Global Media Agency and former Moscow Bureau chief for US News & World Report. The discussion was moderated by Erik Nisbet, Owen L. Coon Professor of Policy Analysis & Communication and director of the Center for Communication & Public Policy in the School of Communication at Northwestern University.  View a recording of the event below: