This resource was created to supplement The Ellison Center’s 2021-2022 Lecture Series - Scheming and Subversion: Conspiracy in Post-Soviet Space,
This series presents new research on the role that conspiracy theories, propaganda, and disinformation play in Russia and other post-Soviet states. Scott Radnitz introduces his new book on why politicians in the post-Soviet region use conspiracy theories.
The supplemental curriculum resource guide supports educators, students, and community members in evaluating how governments might use media sources to shape citizens' perception of different political, economic, or social issues. Through the lens of how the Russian government has utilized multimedia technology to spread false information, students will be able to recognize and identify the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for living and working in an interconnected and interdependent digital world. Topics include authoritarianism, corruption, conspiracy theories, false information, and more.