Russian interference in foreign elections has been headline news since the US presidential elections in 2016, however this is not a new phenomenon and Russia is not alone in its efforts to influence the results of another country’s elections. Calder Walton, from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Joyce Hakmeh of Chatham House and Shaun Walker, the Guardian’s central and eastern Europe correspondent will shed light on international election rigging, past and present, chaired by Michael Crick.
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Calder Walton is an Ernest May Fellow at the Kennedy Schools of Government, Harvard University where he also helps to run the Belfer Center’s Applied History Project. His research explores intelligence history, grand strategy, and international relations. He is general editor, with Christopher Andrew, of the multi-volume Cambridge History of Espionage and Intelligence. He is currently writing a book about British and US intelligence, from the Second World War, through the Cold War, to cyber warfare today. His first book, Empire of Secrets, was highly acclaimed and translated into multiple languages, it won the Longman History-Today Book of the Year Award 2013. He is also an English-qualified Barrister (attorney), and, among other matters, has worked on high-profile litigation and international arbitration cases involving government and national security issues and also regulatory investigations.