[ONLINE] - What Happened on January 6th? Researching the Storming of the Capitol

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The storming of the Capitol on January 6th exposed anew the fragile state of American democracy. The reasons behind the violence that erupted in Washington that day are as varied as they are complex. Much of what we know about the violence at the Capitol comes from a virtual volunteer army of digital sleuths, data nerds, hackers, and investigative journalists who raced to capture as many social media posts as possible before the evidence of the violence disappeared. The breach may go down as one of the greatest intelligence, policing and leadership failures in U.S. history. Yet, so far Congress has resisted calls to establish an independent 9/11 style bipartisan commission to investigate the storming of the Capitol on January 6th, and its national security implications.

New America's Future Frontlines and International Security programs in partnership with the Bridging Divides Initiative at Princeton University and the Atlantic Council's Digital Forensics Research Lab will discuss their preliminary findings to date from their own efforts to connect the dots between the rise of domestic extremism, political polarization, and the events of Jan.6. Join us in the conversation about where research and investigation into the Capitol breach could head next at this very special event.