Marchant Lecture 2018 | Anne Applebaum | Democracy and Disinformation
Wednesday 21 February 2018 in Utrecht
Liberal values have come under pressure by the rise of populism and the renewed assertiveness of Russia. What role do propaganda and ‘fake news’ play in all of this? What are the consequences for the future of European democracies?
Liberal values have come under pressure by the rise of populism and the renewed assertiveness of Russia. What role do propaganda and ‘fake news’ play in all of this? What are the consequences for the future of European democracies? On Wednesday 21 February 2018, the Mr. Hans van Mierlo Stichting organises the 8th edition of the Marchant Lecture in Utrecht. This year Anne Applebaum, Professor at the London School of Economics, is the key-note speaker, addressing the theme of Democracy and Disinformation.
Besides her work as a Professor, Anne Applebaum is Washington Post columnist and won the Pulitzer Prize with her book titled ‘Goelag’ in the category non-fiction. The most recent of her books titled ‘Red Famine’ has received laudatory reviews. The Dutch translation of the book is launched early 2018, published by Ambo|Anthos. Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament for D66 and of the European Council on Foreign Relations, will provide a commentary on the lecture. Find more information on this lecture (in Dutch) on the website of the Mr. Hans van Mierlo Stichting.
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