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Friday, March 1 to Saturday, March 2

Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference
Persuade and Coerce: (Mis)Information and Security in Eurasia
Time:
(All day)
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia and GPSG
Contact:
Sera Passerini
Contact Phone:
412-648-7407
Contact Email:
smp125@pitt.edu

The nations of the Eurasian landmass have been on both the receiving and giving ends of kinetic and non-kinetic coercion long before fear spread of Russian Twitter bots. Powers both great and small in Eurasia have for centuries attempted to exert control over their neighbors and lands further across the globe.The United States’ 2016 presidential election made information warfare and cyber-security the topics of conversation in academic, policy, and security circles. However, persuasion and coercion have taken many forms from multimedia propaganda campaigns, spy wars, military interventions, special operations raids, and even manipulation of the supply of critical resources such as fossil fuels. While we hear about these tactics being used abroad, the tactics of persuasion and coercion have also been employed domestically by Eurasian states.