Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election: What Happened, What Do We Know, and What Are We Going to Find Out?

Monday, October 23, 2017
NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia (19 University Place, 2nd Floor)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for the next installment of our New York Russia Public Policy Series. Jordan Center Director Joshua A. Tucker will host a panel featuring Timothy Frye of Columbia University, Seva Gunitsky of the University of Toronto, and Julia Ioffe of The Atlantic magazine, as we try to sort out the causes and consequences of these events.


Support for this event was provided by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Perhaps no single event in recent memory has had such an effect on – and continues to have the potential to affect – US-Russian relations then the ongoing allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 United States Presidential Elections.  From secret meetings at Trump Tower to Facebook ads and bots to FBI wiretaps and raids, this story seems to take new twists and turns almost weekly.

Seva Gunitsky is an associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto. His writing has appeared in International OrganizationInternational Theory, and Perspectives on Politics, as well as the Washington Post's Monkey CageThe American InterestToronto Globe & Mail, and others. His book Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century was recently published by Princeton University Press.

Julia Ioffe is a staff writer at The Atlantic, covering politics and international affairs. She was a Moscow-based correspondent for Foreign Policy and The New Yorker from 2009-2012.

Andrei Soldatov is a Russian investigative journalist, co-founder and editor of He has been covering security services and terrorism issues since 1999.

Joshua A. Tucker is Professor of Politics, an affiliated Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, and an affiliated Professor of Data Science at New York University. He is the Director of NYU’s Jordan Center for Advanced Study of Russia. He is one of the co-founders and co-Directors of the NYU Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) laboratory, and a co-Author/Editor of the award winning politics and policy blog The Monkey Cage at The Washington Post. His most recent book is Communism’s Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Atttiudes, co-authored with Grigore Pop-Eleches (Princeton University Press).

Russia and the 2016 U.S. Election event video