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Democracy Works podcast examines what the Mueller report means for democracy

Alumna Laura Rosenberger is part of a bipartisan group working to address Russian interference

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — While much of the media coverage on Special Counsel focuses on President Donald Trump and his associates, Penn State alumna Laura Rosenberger, director of the bipartisan Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, said there’s another critically important part of the story that’s being overlooked — Russia's efforts to undermine democracy by interfering in the election and amplifying partisan divisions among voters.

Penn State alumna Laura Rosenberger is the director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshal Fund of the United States. Credit: German Marshal Fund of the United StatesAll Rights Reserved.

Rosenberger joins the Democracy Works podcast this week to discuss what the Mueller report means for democracy and what can be done to combat Russian interference in U.S. democracy ahead of the 2020 election.

Rosenberger graduated from the College of the Liberal Arts and the Schreyer Honors College in 2002. Prior to her current role with the Alliance for Securing Democracy, she served as the foreign-policy adviser to Hillary for America, where she coordinated development of the campaign’s national security policies, messaging and strategy. She’s also held positions within the State Department and the White House’s National Security Council.

Listen to the Democracy Works podcast at or subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. The conversation with Rosenberger will also air as this week’s WPSU Take Note. Listen Friday at noon and Sunday at 7 a.m. on WPSU-FM or at

Last Updated May 14, 2019