Disinformation specialist and leading expert on Russian issues to host conversation with students on March 29

Sunday, March 27, 2022 - 10:00am

Marcus Kolga, senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, disinformation specialist and leading Canadian expert on Russian issues will host a conversation with students on Tuesday, March 29, at 3:35 p.m. via Zoom. The talk will be hosted by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications class, News Literacy. The conversation is open to all faculty and staff.

Kolga is an international award-winning documentary filmmaker, journalist, digital communications strategist, and a leading Canadian expert on Russian and Central and Eastern European issues. Marcus has a focus on communications and media strategies as tools of foreign policy and defense, and continues to write commentary for national and international media including the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. He is the co-founder and publisher of UpNorth.eu, an online magazine that features analysis and political and cultural news from the Nordic and Baltic regions.

In 2008, Kolga spearheaded an effort to make August 23rd, the anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, a Canadian national day of remembrance for the European victims of Nazism and communism - Black Ribbon Day - by drafting a parliamentary resolution that was introduced and passed by Hon. Bob Rae. In 2015, he was awarded the Estonian Order of the White Star by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.

Join the conversation on zoom at: https://unl.zoom.us/j/96553247624

Marcus Kolga headshot
Marcus Kolga, senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute