Defending Democracy - Inside the Senate Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, The University of Texas at Austin's Intelligence Studies Project, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Clements Center for National Security and Global (Dis)Information Lab (GDIL) will host Emily Harding, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and former deputy staff director for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, for a public talk on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Emily Harding is deputy director and senior fellow with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She joined CSIS from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), where she was deputy staff director. In her nearly 20 years of government service, she has served in a series of high-profile national security positions at critical moments. While working for SSCI, she led the Committee's multiyear investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. The five-volume, 1,300-page report reshaped the way the United States defends itself against foreign adversaries seeking to manipulate elections, and it was lauded for its rigor and its thoroughness — and as the only bipartisan effort on election interference. During her tenure on the Committee, Harding also served as the subject matter expert on election security, counterintelligence and associated cybersecurity issues, and the Middle East. She oversaw the activities of 18 intelligence agencies and led SSCI staff in drafting legislation, conducting oversight of the intelligence community, and developing their expertise in intelligence community matters.

 

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