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Disinformation vs. Democracy: Soros and the Fight for Open Societies

Join the Brennan Center for Justice and PEN America for a conversation about truth, lies, and how to support open societies at a fractured historical moment. In advance of the conversation, participants will have a chance to watch for free the film Soros.

Past: Monday, March 22, 2021 1:15 pm
This is a virtual event
Speakers:
  • Mark Malloch-Brown
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  • Michael Waldman
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  • Suzanne Nossel
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  • Andre Banks
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  • Arisha Hatch
  • Jesse Dylan
Disinformation vs. Democracy: Soros and the Fight for Open Societies

For decades, phil­an­throp­ist George Soros has been dogged by conspir­acy theor­ies and disin­form­a­tion. A new docu­ment­ary from film­maker Jesse Dylan shows how his oppon­ent­s—­from Glenn Beck to the Proud Boys—have lever­aged racist, anti-Semitic tropes to smear not just Soros but those who’ve bene­fit­ted from his support for open soci­et­ies glob­ally. Now, with disin­form­a­tion posing a direct threat to demo­cracy, stem­ming the tide of lies has never been more crucial. Join the Bren­nan Center for Justice and PEN Amer­ica for a conver­sa­tion about truth, lies, and how to support open soci­et­ies at a frac­tured histor­ical moment. In advance of the conver­sa­tion, parti­cipants will have a chance to watch for free the film Soros.

SPEAK­ERS:

  • Mark Malloch-Brown, Pres­id­ent of the Open Soci­ety Found­a­tions. 
  • Michael Wald­man, Pres­id­ent of the Bren­nan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; Author, The Fight to Vote
  • Suzanne Nossel, Chief Exec­ut­ive Officer of PEN Amer­ica; Author, Dare to Speak: Defend­ing Free Speech for All
  • Andre Banks, Founder and CEO, A/B Part­ners and Win Black
  • Arisha Hatch, Vice Pres­id­ent and Chief of Campaigns, Color Of Change
  • Jesse Dylan, Director, Soros

The Bren­nan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law provides reas­on­able accom­mod­a­tions to people with disab­il­it­ies. Requests for accom­mod­a­tions for events and services should be submit­ted at least two weeks if possible before the date of the accom­mod­a­tion need. Please email adrienne.yee@nyu.edu or call 646–925–8728 for assist­ance.

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