Dr. Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova

Head of Riga Stradins University China Studies Centre, Head of the Asia program at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs

Dr Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova is Head of the Political Science PhD programme and China Studies Centre at Riga Stradins University, Head of the Asia Programme at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs, a member of CHERN and European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC). She has held fellowships at Fudan University and Stanford University, and is affiliated with King's College London and MERICS. She is the author of Perfect Imbalance: China and Russia, published by World Scientific in 2022.


Friday March, 3

Panel V: Navigating the Intersection of Digital Transformation, Global Influence, and Russian Narratives

This discussion brings together specialists to address the nexus of digital transformation, global impact, and the harmful effect of Russian narratives in the information space. The emphasis will be on how the digital era has created new opportunities for Russia to further their objectives, particularly in the use of propaganda and disinformation. The panel will discuss the impact of these initiatives on the global information landscape, as well as the challenges and potential for resisting them. The discussion will also focus on the consequences of these developments for the future of international relations. With the digital era changing the nature of power and influence, this panel delivers an important discussion of the role of technology in shaping global politics.