David Corn and Michael Isikoff | “Russian Roulette”

Panel Discussion | April 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Julie Hirano

 Graduate School of Journalism

This event is at capacity. We will record the event and post it on our website on Monday, April 23:

https://journalism.berkeley.edu/event/david-corn-michael-isikoff-russian-roulette/

Russian Roulette is a story of political skulduggery unprecedented in American history. It weaves together tales of international intrigue, cyber espionage, and superpower rivalry. After U.S.-Russia relations soured, as Vladimir Putin moved to reassert Russian strength on the global stage, Moscow trained its best hackers on U.S. political targets and exploited WikiLeaks to disseminate information that could affect the 2016 campaign.

The Russians were wildly successful, and the great break-in of 2016 was no “third rate burglary.” It was far more sophisticated and sinister—a brazen act of political espionage designed to interfere with the election. At the end of the day, Trump, the candidate who pursued business deals with Russia, won. And millions of Americans were left wondering what the hell happened?

Join us for a conversation with the authors of this gripping and behind-the-scenes story of high-tech spying and political crisis inside the White House, the Kremlin, the U.S. intelligence community, the Trump and Clinton campaigns, and both political parties.

  RSVP online

 CA, juliehirano@berkeley.edu, 510-642-3394

  Available April 23, 2018: Webcast. Video will be available after the event.