“The New Cold War” focusing on Russia’s political warfare
Russia’s attempt to rekindle the Cold War will be the subject of an upcoming lecture sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.
Presented by Dr. Jim Ludes, executive director of the Pell Center, “The New Cold War: Russia, Political Warfare and Western Democracy” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall.
American democracy – and western liberal democracies more broadly – are under attack. Our elections, our public debates and our social fabric are under sustained attack from a Russian government determined to spark a new Cold War. In his lecture, Ludes will blend history and contemporary events for an understanding of the nature of the threat and the steps every citizen can take to contribute to the republic’s defense.
An historian by training, Ludes’ doctoral dissertation focused on the use of political warfare in the 1950s. He has authored several articles on political warfare, as well as a ground-breaking Pell Center study on the topic, “Shatter the House of Mirrors.” In addition, he is executive producer and co-host of “Story in the Public Square,” a weekly public affairs program broadcast on SiriusXM’s POTUS channel as well as Rhode Island PBS.