6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

DMGS-Kennan Distinguished Speaker Series: A Conversation with Bellingcat's Aric Toler on Open-Source Reporting

Open-source investigations using publicly available materials have been increasingly valuable in discovering the truth in highly politicized global issues. In the past few years, Bellingcat, one of these open-source investigative sources, has uncovered information about the shooting down of MH-17 over Ukraine and the poisoning of Sergey Skripal earlier this year. Aric Toler, the Eastern European and Eurasian lead researcher for Bellingcat, discussed open-source investigative methods and their role today.

This event was part of the DMGS-Kennan Institute Distinguished Speaker Series, which hosts practitioners in the Russian and Eurasian spheres.


  • Aric Toler

    Eastern Europe/Eurasia Lead Researcher, Bellingcat