The rise of fake news highlights the erosion of long-standing institutional bulwarks against misinformation in the internet age. Concern over the problem is global. However, much remains unknown regarding the vulnerabilities of individuals, institutions, and society to manipulations by malicious actors. A new system of safeguards is needed.
Dina H. Powell is a non-resident Senior Fellow. Ms. Powell served as Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy in the Trump Administration and Senior Counselor for Economic Initiatives from January to December 2017. She spent over a decade at Goldman Sachs where she was a partner and served as global head of the firm’s impact investment business. At the Goldman Sachs Foundation, she oversaw two major initiatives including 10,000 Women and 10,000 Small Businesses. Ms. Powell served in the George W. Bush Administration as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy, and as Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel. She also serves on the boards of the Harvard Business School Social Enterprise Initiative and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018, 11:26am