This hearing will explore how Russia uses various tools of disinformation, propaganda, and political influence to meddle and sway Western democracies towards Russia’s interests. The hearing will emphasize the ways that the U.S. can work with its allies to combat Russia’s sophisticated campaign to sow discord and chaos around the world.


Michael Carpenter, Ph.D.
Senior Director
Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement
(Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense with responsibility for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, the Balkans, and Conventional Arms Control)

Ms. Laura Rosenberger
Senior Fellow and Director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
(Former Chief of Staff to Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken)

Ms. Heather Conley
Senior Vice President, Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic
Director, Europe Program
Center for Strategic & International Studies
(Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State)

Mr. Peter Doran
President & CEO
Center for European Policy Analysis