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Science After the Collapse of the Soviet Union: An Interview with Wilson Center Fellow Michael Gordin

Michael Gordin is currently a Wilson Center Fellow affiliated with the Kennan Institute. His research focuses on the history of science and technology following the collapse of the USSR and its global implications for the field.

Q: Describe your background and what brought you to the Wilson Center.

Citizen Science and Data Integration for Understanding Marine Litter

This article was presented at the Data for Good Exchange [D4GX] 2019 on September 15, 2019 at Bloomberg headquarters in New York City. The theme for this D4GX was "Data Science for SDGs," or how data science can progress forward the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. It is posted here with permission from Bloomberg. 

Authors: Jillian Campbell[1], Anne Bowser[2], Dilek Fraisl[3][4], Metis Meloche[2]

Wilson Center Names Nina Jankowicz As New Disinformation Fellow


Contact: Ryan McKenna
Phone: (202) 691-4217

WASHINGTON, DC – The Wilson Center Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) has appointed Nina Jankowicz as its Disinformation Fellow to carry out a rigorous research program outlining comparative regulatory approaches to online influence.

It's Meg King... or Maybe It's a Deepfake

Deepfake videos have gone beyond the realm of comedic relief and interesting technological innovation. Now things are getting serious. Meg King, the director of the Wilson Center's Science and Technology Innovation Program spends her time thinking about the challenges posed by this advancing technology, and gives us a heads up on what to watch out for.


A State of Un-Peace: the EU’s Response to Asymmetric Threats

In this conversation between the Honorable Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Wilson Center, and Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union, the Commissioner addressed the EU response to increased acts of terrorism, extremist violence, cyber malign activity, and hybrid threats. President Harman and Commissioner King discussed what response is needed to address these new challenges, and the importance of transatlantic cooperation in deterrence and conflict prevention.

Book Talk: "From Pugwash to Putin: A Critical History of US-Soviet Scientific Cooperation"

Sixty years ago, the first organized bilateral scientific exchange programs between the United States and the Soviet Union began. These exchanges became symbolic of the overall changing bilateral relationship. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, scientific cooperation between the US and successor states has drastically changed and these programs have all but vanished.

Kennan Cable No. 43: Reading the RT Leaves: Foreign Policy Lessons from Russian International Media Coverage of Venezuela

While the crisis in Venezuela has not provoked foreign military intervention, it remains a significant part of Russia's war of words with the West. This narrative is evident on RT, Russia’s foreign broadcaster.[1] RT, the former Russia Today, is a key component of Russia’s foreign media apparatus and a critical foreign policy instrument. It can be difficult to predict Russia’s actions abroad, but analysis of RT’s English-language coverage of Venezuela provides important insights into its foreign policy.