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Politics/History: Fake News? Politics & Propaganda In The Age Of Trump & Putin – A Taste of International Politics With Dr James Vaughan From Aberystwyth University

8th March 2021 @ 14:15 - 15:00



We are delighted to present the Taste Of series from Aberystwyth University which showcases different subject disciplines. Students will be engaged in a lively interactive discussion that provides enrichment of their current studies whilst bringing to life the wealth of academic possibilities available at university.

Dr James Vaughan, Lecturer from the Department of International Politics, will present Fake News? Politics & Propaganda In The Age Of Trump & Putin.

As Barack Obama has recently written: “If we do not have the capacity to distinguish what’s true from what’s false, then by definition … our democracy doesn’t work.”

This session will take the form of an interactive workshop where students will learn how to identify, analyse (and even create) propaganda.

Understanding propaganda and manipulation techniques is an increasingly challenging but essential aspect of democratic politics.

This session will introduce students to the historical evolution of propaganda techniques as well as to some of the major ways in which it has impacted on some of the most important political issues of our times.


For further details about this great series and to see other Taste Of events on offer, please click below:




Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr James Vaughan

Suitable for: Year 12 and Year 13 students (and equivalent) studying or with an interest in studying History, Politics/ International Relations, Media/ Communication Studies or related subjects.

Preparation or Pre-Reading: There is no formal preparation or pre-reading but participants may like to consider in advance some questions relevant to the subject area.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges.  If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:



8th March 2021
14:15 - 15:00
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