Disinformation nation and the US election aftermath


Dr Jennifer S. Hunt


Virtual event


Thursday, 19 November, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:00

In Conversation with Dr Jennifer S. Hunt

Regardless of the outcome of the United States presidential election, the two months before Inauguration Day threaten to be unusually volatile. The incumbent has called any election he does not win "rigged" and declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power. Before the Electoral College formally meets in December, voting will turn from counting ballots to court cases and perhaps even social unrest. What do allies like Australia need to know and how can we understand what is happening?

In our next In Conversation event, Dr Jennifer S. Hunt will join Dr Jason Ketter, Head of Advancement at The Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific, to tackle these questions from a security studies perspective with Southern flair.

Dr Hunt is a lecturer in national security at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, and a Non-Resident Fellow at the US Studies Centre, University of Sydney. She has published on comparative national security policy of cyber and energy issues in the US, Australia, and the Arab Gulf. Her most recent work "Pandemic v Post Truth" tracked cyber-enabled disinformation around COVID-19. Dr Hunt has served as a delegate at the Shangri-la Security Dialogue, World Economic Forum at Abu Dhabi, and Cycon at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre.

Her expert commentary has been featured on ABC’s Q&A and The Drum, CNBC, BBC, and the History Channel. Dr Hunt earned her Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA), where she was captain of the women’s sabre fencing team. She holds a private pilot's licence.

Please submit any questions you have for Dr Hunt in advance via the registration form, or by emailing partnerships.cap@anu.edu.au. This event will be recorded. For those unable to attend, a copy of the recording can be supplied on request.

Following the discussion, you will have the opportunity to join breakout rooms for more intimate conversations with other alumni and friends of ANU.  If you wish to participate, please complete an additional registration form.

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