Author Event | Barbara McQuade: Attack from Within
Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby
U of M Law professor and former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Barbara McQuade, in celebration of her new book, Attack From Within: How Disinformation is Sabotaging America. She will be joined in conversation by John U. Bacon.
American society is more polarized than ever before. We are strategically being pushed apart by disinformation—the deliberate spreading of lies disguised as truth—and it comes at us from all sides: opportunists on the far right, Russian misinformed social media influencers, among others. It's endangering our democracy and causing havoc in our electoral system, schools, hospitals, workplaces, and in our Capitol. Advances in technology including rapid developments in artificial intelligence threaten to make the problems even worse by amplifying false claims and manufacturing credibility.
In Attack from Within, legal scholar and analyst Barbara McQuade, shows us how to identify the ways disinformation is seeping into all facets of our society and how we can fight against it.
Barbara McQuade is a professor at the University of Michigan Law School, where she teaches criminal law and national security law. She is also a legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. From 2010 to 2017, McQuade served as the U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. She was appointed by President Barack Obama, and was the first woman to serve in her position. McQuade also served as vice chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee and co-chaired its Terrorism and National Security Subcommittee.
John U. Bacon has written for The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, The New York Times, and ESPN Magazine, among other publications, earning national honors. He is the author of several books on sports and business, including the New York Times bestsellers, Three and Out and Fourth and Long.
This event is in partnership with Literati Bookstore and includes a signing with books for sale.
The Library intends to provide a live stream of this event pending the presenter's permission. Please check back closer to the event for additional updates.