Nina Jankowicz’s “How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict”

February 25, 2021  |  12:15PM - 1:45PM

On Thursday, February 25, The University of Texas at Austin’s Intelligence Studies Project, Global (Dis)Information Lab (GDIL)Strauss Center for International Security and Law’s Brumley Next Generation Fellows Program, and Clements Center for National Security hosted Ms. Nina Jankowicz for a virtual book talk on her recently released book, How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict. The talk was moderated by Dr. Kiril Avramov, Assistant Professor at the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and associate of the GDIL research initiative for UT-Austin’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. See below to view the video.


Nina Jankowicz studies the intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe. Ms. Jankowicz has advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and others. She is a frequent television and radio commentator on disinformation and Russian and Eastern European affairs. Prior to her Fulbright grant in Ukraine, Ms. Jankowicz managed democracy assistance programs to Russia and Belarus at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. She received her MA in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and her BA from Bryn Mawr College.