Anne Applebaum, professor of practice at the London School of Economics Institute of Global Affairs and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, will discuss the growth of hyper-partisanship and the fragmentation of public debate. The director of Arena, a program on disinformation and 21st-century propaganda, Applebaum will talk about new information networks and their ability to undermine the Western media's business model and political institutions. This event is part of the newly established Greg and Julie Flynn Cogut Institute Speaker Series. Pembroke Hall 305, 172 Meeting Street.