Vanessa Gezari

Vanessa Gezari is National Security Editor at The Intercept and author of The Tender Soldier, a narrative nonfiction account of the Human Terrain System, a controversial U.S. Army program that sent civilian social scientists into combat with soldiers to try to help the military understand local culture in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gezari has reported from Afghanistan, South Asia, and West Africa and is an adjunct professor at Columbia Journalism School.

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COLLUSION, OR THE NEW MCCARTHYISM?

What is the evidence that the Russian Government colluded with the Trump campaign and pro-Brexit campaigners to win the 2016 Presidential Election and the UK Referendum in the same year? Is there a real and growing body of evidence of Russian disinformation, collusion and assassination, or are we witnessing a new Cold War mentality in which the country is blamed for all of our woes?

Glenn Greenwald, James Risen, Jane Bradley, Mary Dejevsky. Chair: Vanessa Gezari