Crossroads of Ideas is a public lecture series held monthly on Tuesday evenings during the academic year that addresses challenging and engaging social science topics such as politics, policy issues, ethics, public perceptions, law and science and society.

The name Crossroads of Ideas reflects the importance of the Discovery Building as a place for campus and community to learn about thought-provoking topics. Crossroads refers to both the building's central location on campus and the intersection of the dozens of different disciplines that work and study here.

Tuesday
7:00 pm
May 7
H.F. DeLuca Forum

Crossroads of Ideas: Covert Coordination

Covert Coordination: How Russians and “Suspicious” Groups Used Social Media to Interfere in the U.S. Elections is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.

By tracking 87 million digital ads exposed to 17,000 individuals of the U.S. voting age population, Professor Young Mie Kim and her research team, Project DATA (Digital Ad Tracking & Analysis), uncovered Russian interference in the elections and assessed the likelihood of coordination between Russian and unidentifiable “suspicious” groups.

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Crossroads of Ideas is supported by the Morgridge Institute for Research, UW–Madison and WARF.

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