CLBR #271: Hamilton 68 and Securing Democracy

Hamilton 68 and Securing Democracy
With Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly

Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly from the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy discuss their latest project – Hamilton 68 a real-time dashboard that provides a near real-time look at Russian propaganda and disinformation efforts online.  The dashboard gets its name from Federalist Paper No. 68 in which Alexander Hamilton discussed how to prevent foreign meddling and influence in America’s electoral process.

Laura Rosenberger/Senior Fellow and Director

Alliance for Securing Democracy

Laura served as National Security Council director for China and Korea and chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken. She also worked as then-Deputy National Security Advisor Blinken’s senior advisor. Before joining GMF as director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, Laura was foreign policy advisor for Hillary for America.

Alliance for Securing Democracy

The Alliance for Securing Democracy, a bipartisan, transatlantic initiative housed at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), will develop comprehensive strategies to defend against, deter, and raise the costs on Russian and other state actors’ efforts to undermine democracy and democratic institutions. The Alliance will work to publicly document and expose Vladimir Putin’s ongoing efforts to subvert democracy in the United States and Europe.

img_8157Jamie Fly/Senior Fellow
German Marshall Fund

Jamie Fly was director for Counterproliferation Strategy at the National Security Council under George W. Bush. Afterward, he served as director of the Foreign Policy Initiative before becoming counselor for Foreign and National Security Affairs to Senator Marco Rubio and serving as Rubio’s foreign policy advisor during his presidential campaign. Jamie was a 2004 German Marshall Fund Manfred Wörner Fellow.

German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)

GMF strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national, and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan.  GMF contributes research and analysis and convenes leaders on transatlantic issues relevant to policymakers. GMF offers rising leaders opportunities to develop their skills and networks through the transatlantic exchange, and supports civil society in the Balkans and Black Sea regions by fostering democratic initiatives, rule of law, and regional cooperation.

Founded in 1972 as a non-partisan, nonprofit organization through a gift from Germany as a permanent memorial to Marshall Plan assistance, GMF maintains a strong presence on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to its headquarters in Washington, DC, GMF has offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Belgrade, Ankara, Bucharest, and Warsaw. GMF also has smaller representations in Bratislava, Turin, and Stockholm.

See Marshall Plan at 70.

Manfred Wörner Seminar


1994 Seminar – Konigswinter

Started in 1982 as the Multiplikatoren Seminar (Multiplier Seminar) and co-sponsored by the German Marshall Fund and the Armed Forces Office of the German Defense Ministry, the annual Manfred Wörner Seminar brings together 30 young Americans and Germans to examine German and European security policy and to discuss U.S.–German and U.S.–European security interests. The seminar serves to deepen understanding between participants from both countries and offers an excellent opportunity to broaden professional networks and horizons. The ten-day program takes place each year in May or June, and consists of briefings and dialogues with senior security experts and practitioners and site visits. The seminar begins with an introductory briefing in Washington, DC and ends with debrief in Berlin.


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