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.
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Halla Hrund Logadóttir is a Fellow at the Environment and Natural Resources Program and co-founder of the Arctic Initiative at the Belfer Center. Her research interests are in the Arctic sphere, and include energy policy and land conservation, as well as the social and economic well-being of the Arctic region. Halla serves on the advisory board to Iceland's Minister of Industry and Commerce on the country's Energy Fund and she leads the Arctic Innovation Lab, which aims to engage more people in dialog around solutions for a sustainable and secure Arctic.
Halla is the former director of the Iceland School of Energy at Reykjavík University, where she continues to lecture on climate change, energy policy, and the Arctic. Previously, Halla worked on economic development in West Africa, on the "Aid for Trade Initiative" at the OECD in Paris and on international relations at Iceland’s Embassy in Brussels. Halla studied political science, economics and trade at the University of Iceland, at the London School of Economics, and at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. In 2016 Halla was selected as a Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellow through Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership, and she earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.Last Updated: Feb 1, 2018, 11:52am