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The Lawfare Podcast: Brandi Collins-Dexter on COVID-19 Misinformation and Black Communities

In this episode of our Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Brandi Collins-Dexter, the senior campaign director at the advocacy organization Color of Change and a visiting fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


Rational Security: The "Blob Bloblob" Edition

The Trump administration issues new restrictions on immigration in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A major witness in the impeachment hearings retires amid concerns the White House might try to block his military promotion. And progressives mount an effort to shape the future of national security—sometimes to the dismay of the Biden campaign.


House Homeland Security Holds Hearing on Response to Worsening Coronavirus Pandemic

On Wednesday, July 8, at 12:00 p.m., the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on the national response to the worsening coronavirus pandemic. The committee will hear testimony from J.B. Pritzker, the governor of Illinois; Jason Shelton, the mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi; and Umair Shah, the executive director of Harris County Public Health in Texas.

You can watch a livestream of the hearing here and below:


The Lawfare Podcast: Xinjiang, Hong Kong and China

The protests in Hong Kong have grabbed international headlines, but Hong Kong is hardly the only region of China that is experiencing brutal repression from the Chinese Communist Party. The latest unrest in the city and the imposition of the new national security law in Hong Kong mirrors actions taken in Xinjiang, the province of China that is inhabited principally by Uighur Muslims. To talk about it all, Benjamin Wittes spoke with Alvin Cheung, a non-resident affiliated scholar of NYU's U.S.


House Foreign Affairs Holds Hearing on Kremlin Crimes Abroad

On Tuesday, July 7, at 2:00 p.m., the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, Energy and the Environment will hold a hearing on exposing and demanding accountability for Kremlin crimes abroad. The subcommittee will hear testimony from: Daniel Fried, the former State Department coordinator for sanctions policy; Michael McFaul, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia; Kimberly Marten, the chair of the political science department at Barnard College; and Vladimir Kara-Murza, Chairman of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom.

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