18 episodes

The Power 3.0 podcast explores cutting-edge research and ideas about authoritarian resurgence, democratic resilience, and other emergent trends in democracy studies, such as disinformation and transnational kleptocracy. Produced by the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, DC, Power 3.0 examines how modern authoritarian regimes like those in China and Russia have in some ways leapfrogged democracies through exploiting aspects of globalization: the interconnected economic and financial system; communication technologies, social media networks and other features of the Internet; international norms and institutions; global media; academic openness and exchange; and culture. For further discussion and resources, visit our Power 3.0 blog, www.power3point0.org, or the NED website, www.ned.org/ideas. Follow us on Twitter @thinkdemocracy and on Facebook www.facebook.com/thinkdemocracy.

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The Power 3.0 podcast explores cutting-edge research and ideas about authoritarian resurgence, democratic resilience, and other emergent trends in democracy studies, such as disinformation and transnational kleptocracy. Produced by the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, DC, Power 3.0 examines how modern authoritarian regimes like those in China and Russia have in some ways leapfrogged democracies through exploiting aspects of globalization: the interconnected economic and financial system; communication technologies, social media networks and other features of the Internet; international norms and institutions; global media; academic openness and exchange; and culture. For further discussion and resources, visit our Power 3.0 blog, www.power3point0.org, or the NED website, www.ned.org/ideas. Follow us on Twitter @thinkdemocracy and on Facebook www.facebook.com/thinkdemocracy.

    Breaking the Truth: A Conversation with Samuel Woolley

    Breaking the Truth: A Conversation with Samuel Woolley

    In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Samuel Woolley discusses how human psychology helps drive individuals to share, consume, and believe disinformation, how these processes are already impacting politics globally, and how emerging technologies might exacerbate the challenge. Samuel Woolley is an assistant professor at UT-Austin’s Moody College of Communication and program director of disinformation research at the Center for Media Engagement at UT. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.



    For more on this topic, read Samuel Woolley and co-author Katie Joseff's working paper, "Demand for Deceit: How the Way We Think Drives Disinformation."







    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.



     

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    Authoritarian Technology and Disinformation: A Conversation with Natalia Antelava

    Authoritarian Technology and Disinformation: A Conversation with Natalia Antelava

    In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Natalia Antelava discusses innovative approaches to reporting on two dual trends—the disinformation crisis and the impact of authoritarian technologies—in an increasingly crowded and noisy global information space. Natalia Antelava is co-founder and editor in chief of the award-winning media start-up Coda Story, an outlet dedicated to sustained, in-depth reporting on key trends that covers stories within a larger context. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.







    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.



     

    • 24 min
    Investigating Transnational Kleptocracy: A Conversation with Miranda Patrucic

    Investigating Transnational Kleptocracy: A Conversation with Miranda Patrucic

    In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Miranda Patrucic discusses how the cross-border networking of investigative journalists can be an effective tool for countering the challenge of modern transnational kleptocracy by following the money across international borders. Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter and regional editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.







    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.



     

    • 24 min
    Demystifying Deepfakes: A Conversation with Sam Gregory

    Demystifying Deepfakes: A Conversation with Sam Gregory

    In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Sam Gregory discusses how synthetic media produced by artificial intelligence, often referred to as “deepfakes,” may soon be used by malicious actors to undermine democracy—and how civil society can prepare for this challenge. Sam Gregory is program director of WITNESS, where he has led a series of strategic shifts responding to complex and changing realities around technology, social media, and human rights. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.







    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.



     

    • 29 min
    Countering Kleptocracy from the Inside Out: A Conversation with Tutu Alicante

    Countering Kleptocracy from the Inside Out: A Conversation with Tutu Alicante

    In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Tutu Alicante discusses the transnational elements of Equatorial Guinea’s kleptocracy, including its impact on regional and international institutions, and how coalitions of transnational civil society groups can respond. Tutu Alicante is the founding executive director of EG Justice and author of “To Catch a Kleptocrat: Lessons Learned from the Biens Mal Acquis Trials in France.” Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.







    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.



     

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    Disinformation in the Global Arena: A Conversation with Peter Pomerantsev

    Disinformation in the Global Arena: A Conversation with Peter Pomerantsev

    In this episode of the Power 3.0 podcast, featured guest Peter Pomerantsev discusses how changes in the modern information environment have been exploited by malign actors and facilitated the spread of disinformation around the world. Peter Pomerantsev is a senior visiting fellow and co-director of the Arena program at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics. His newest book, This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality, travels to the frontlines of the disinformation age. Christopher Walker, NED vice president for studies and analysis, and Shanthi Kalathil, senior director of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, cohost the conversation.



    For more on this topic, read Peter Pomerantsev's Journal of Democracy article, "Authoritarianism Goes Global (II): The Kremlin's Information War."







    The views expressed in this podcast represent the opinions and analysis of the participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for Democracy or its staff.



     

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