Jed Willard

Director of Global Engagement, FDR Foundation, Adams House, Harvard University

English

Director of Global Engagement, FDR Foundation, Adams House, Harvard University

English

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By Jed Willard

What Europe Can Teach America About Russian Disinformation


In 2014, United States officials encountered a new form of Kremlin disinformation in Ukraine. As “little green… Read more

By Jed Willard

What Makes Us Vulnerable to Disinformation


How can we as a society arm ourselves against disinformation, fake news, and propaganda? Read more

Biography

Jed Willard is Director of Global Engagement at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation at Harvard. In this role, he leads the Foundation’s mission to pursue solutions to current challenges with an eye both to their historical origins and to FDR’s personal legacy. Through active cross-disciplinary collaboration between policy-shapers, scholars, and students, the Foundation reintroduces the New Deal and Transatlantic philosophies that inspired effective reforms in the 20th century. Over the past decade, Willard has worked with governments to help them to understand the drivers of public opinion and create strategies and structures to effectively engage citizens. He is currently focused on adaptation to climate change, coping with disinformation and propaganda, and revitalizing faith in liberal democracy. Willard co-founded the Public Diplomacy Collaborative at Harvard Kennedy School, applying social and behavioral science to international communication challenges. Before this he was a founding partner at LanguageCorps, launching sixteen work-abroad programs on four continents with the aim of turning young Americans into citizen diplomats.

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