Former FBI Special Agent, Senior Lecturer at Yale University, and a CNN Contributor as a Legal and National Security Analyst Asha Rangappa Presents “Bonding, Bridging, & Social Media: Preserving Democracy in the (Dis)information Age”
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The 2016 presidential election highlighted the ability of Russian intelligence
to exploit social media to target fragmented social communities and amplify
its propaganda efforts within them. Former FBI counterintelligence agent
Asha Rangappa examines how Russia took advantage of an already existing
vulnerability in America’s social fabric, and its implications for the future of
ABOUT ASHA RANGAPPA
Asha Rangappa is a Senior Lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
and a former Associate Dean at Yale Law School.
Prior to her current position, Rangappa served as a Special Agent in the New York Division
of the FBI, specializing in counterintelligence investigations. Her work involved assessing
threats to national security, conducting classified investigations on suspected foreign
agents and performing undercover work. While in the FBI, Rangappa gained experience
in electronic surveillance, interview and interrogation techniques, firearms and the use
of deadly force. She has taught National Security Law and related courses at Yale
University, Wesleyan University, and University of New Haven.
Rangappa has published op-eds in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and
The Washington Post among others and has appeared on NPR, ABC, PBS, BBC, and several major television networks. She is an editor for Just Security and is currently a Legal and
National Security Analyst for CNN.
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