The Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich (RMA) will host Asha Rangappa discussing “Information Warfare and Social Media: Preserving Democracy in the (Dis)Information Age,” on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. The program is free and open to the community, and takes place at the First Presbyterian Church, 1 West Putnam Ave.
Concerned about the integrity of our election process? Worried that foreign governments/entities are working to manipulate voting in America to their own advantage by planting falsehoods in news outlets and social media? Staying awake at night thinking that this may threaten the very foundations of our democracy? Then you don’t want to miss Rangappa’s presentation to the RMA addressing these issues.
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, she 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 intelligence tradecraft, electronic surveillance, interview and interrogation techniques, and 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 graduated cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs at Princeton University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study constitutional reform in Bogotá, Colombia. She received her law degree from Yale Law School and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Juan R. Torruella on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She was admitted to the State Bars of New York (2003) and Connecticut (2003).
Rangappa has published op-eds in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post, among others, and has appeared on NPR, BBC, and several major television networks. She is an editor for Just Security and is currently a legal and national security analyst for CNN.