Disinformation is Global. So Are We.Global Disinformation Lab at the University of Texas at Austin
The Global DisInformation Lab (GDIL) was established at The University of Texas at Austin to encourage collaborative interdisciplinary academic research on the global circulation of misinformation, and disinformation.
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Open to All GDIL & IPD Researchers
September 27, 2023
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Thinking about heading to graduate school to get that MA, MBA, JD or PhD? There’s a lot to know about pulling together a compelling application. Dr. Kate Weaver will show students the best tricks, from identifying the right graduate school for your goals, lining up your reference letters, writing a killer cover letter and statement of interest and explaining away those few less sparkling grades from your freshman year! Dr.Kate led the LBJ School’s admission process for several years and has read literally thousands of applications – come learn what she has to say about what will make your application stand out!
Open to the Public
September 29, 2023
From an external perspective, the media landscape in Russia might sometimes appear solid and centrally managed. However, in reality, it’s fragmented, with diverse actors competing for resources. Beneath the serene surface, where it isn’t customary to air conflicts publicly, fierce disputes occur. In his session, Russian media expert and GR specialist Anton Shingarev will provide his perspective on the balance of media power in modern Russia and explain the machinery and decision-making processes involved in it.
ABOUT THE GUEST
ANTON SHINGAREV is a seasoned media and public/government relations professional, having held executive positions for two of the largest IT companies in Russia, Yandex and Kaspersky Lab. Anton’s professional journey boasts significant international experience, having worked for the United Nations and served on the advisory board of Europol. Before the war, he was also a visiting professor at the Higher School of Economics. You can read an interview with him here.
Anton holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (2007) from the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and a Master’s in Media Management (2011) from the University of Westminster (London). He worked as a journalist and producer for various television stations before joining Kaspersky Lab in 2012, eventually appointed Vice President of Public Affairs. He then served as Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Yandex from 2020 until 2022. At both firms, he was responsible for developing and implementing strategic GR communication initiatives, managing stakeholder relations, and advocating for the company’s interests at both national and international levels. Recently, Anton relocated to Texas where he now leads the Public Affairs team for a startup that develops autonomous vehicles. He is married, has a 6-year-old boy, and enjoys skiing and playing soccer (a sport known as football in some countries).
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The Global DisInformation Lab (GDIL) was established in 2020 at the University of Texas at Austin to encourage collaborative interdisciplinary academic research on the global circulation of a broad spectrum of information, misinformation, and disinformation via digital media.
Our faculty and student affiliates are committed to promoting a deeper understanding of national and regional contexts in which such information is generated as well as the ways in which it is harvested, circulated, and weaponized. Our hope is that such research will generate policy recommendations and possible solutions to the looming problems of what many have called the “post-truth” world.
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