Allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election have dominated news coverage of Donald Trump’s Presidency since his inauguration and show no signs of abating. Evidence of contact between members of the Trump campaign team and Russian officials continue to surface and have implicated members of the President’s immediate family. The appointment of a special prosecutor in the person of Robert Mueller following the firing of FBI Director James Comey has kept these allegations in the media.
To engage with these important issues, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies has partnered with SFU Public Square to present an event entitled "Donald Trump and the Spectre of Russian Intelligence" featuring Dr. Christopher Andrew, official historian of MI5. Dr. Andrew, an internationally renowned expert on espionage, will present a lecture on Russian intelligence operations, how they might have sought to influence the US presidential election, and assess the vulnerability of other western democracies, including our own. His lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with other experts on intelligence history and the media.
Tuesday, November 7th, 7:00pm
500 Granville Street