The U.S. Elections & Cyber Security Reminder | Friday


Two years ago the U.S. Intelligence Community warned Americans about cyberattacks against our election process.  The warnings are out again for 2018.  What does it mean for Tennesseans?

The Tennessee World Affairs Council and Belmont University’s Center for International Business

Cyber Security and the 2018 Elections in Tennessee

With  Shanna Hughey

President ThinkTennessee

Shanna Hughey October 30, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn.


Join us on October 26th with Shanna Hughey, President of ThinkTennessee, for a discussion of cyber security and the 2018 election cycle.

“Vote Strong, Tennessee”

As the state that ranks #49 in voter turnout and #45 in voter registration, Tennessee’s civic infrastructure needs an update. This presentation will discuss the threats facing our elections, from low voter confidence to increasing foreign influence, and how states are fighting back. It will also demonstrate how public policy and community engagement can strengthen Tennessee’s civic future.


Date:  October 26, 2018

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Room MC 203 | Massey Business Center, Belmont University


Park at Belmont’s Inman Center/North Garage. From Inman Garage take the Inman Building elevator to the second floor. Turn left to cross the pedestrian bridge to the Massey Business Center in room MC 203.

About Ms. Shanna Hughey

Shanna Singh Hughey is the president of ThinkTennessee. Previously, she was a senior advisor to Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and the director of the Mayor’s Office of New Americans. She has also served as nominations counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, a lawyer at O’Melveny & Myers and press secretary to U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow.

Shanna’s work in her community includes serving on the board of the Nashville Chapter of the American Constitution Society, Girls on the Run and Impact Nashville. She is a member of the 2018-19 Leadership Tennessee Class and a 2017 graduate of Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law.

Shanna graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School and The University of Michigan.

About ThinkTennessee

ThinkTennesseeis a 501c(3) think tank dedicated to the vision that public policy should focus on building ladders of opportunity for Tennesseans. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization, it empowers leaders from across the state and both sides of the aisle to take action on pragmatic ideas that create civic and economic opportunity and move our state forward.


THE MISSION of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.

THE VISION of  the Tennessee World Affairs Council is a well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.   

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