George Barros
Speaker George Barros Geospatial Intelligence Team Lead and Russia Analyst

THURSDAY 16 March 2023

Location: Zoom, 7:00 PM ET/6:00 PM CT/ 5:00 PM MT/4:00 PM PT

Title: Open-Source Maps: Mapping the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Speaker: George Barros, Geospatial Intelligence Team Lead and Russia Analyst, Institute for the Study of War, Washington, DC

Summary: This briefing will focus on the Institute for the Study of War’s open-source methodology as their team collects, processes, analyzes, and interprets data that supports their maps and written prose assessments. The brief will also present analytical decisions ISW has made on how they structure maps, what they show and do not show, how they do source characterization, caveat confidence levels, and leverage remote sensing technology.


Bio: George Barros is the Geospatial Intelligence Team Lead and an analyst on the Russia and Ukraine portfolio at the Institute for the Study of War. His work within the Geospatial Intelligence Team focuses on innovating ISW’s open-source research methodology with remote sensing data collection, data visualization, and geospatial analysis. His work within the Russia and Ukraine portfolio focuses on Russian information operations, the Kremlin’s campaigns in Ukraine and Belarus, and Ukrainian politics. George received his B.A. with Honors in International Relations and Global Studies with a concentration in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies from the College of William & Mary. Prior to joining ISW, he worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as an advisor on Ukraine and Russia for a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee. His work and interviews have been featured in media outlets including The Hill, the Washington Post, BBC, Associated Press, Reuters, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty, Kyiv Post, the Kyiv Independent, and others. George’s maps of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine have been republished by Reuters, the Financial Times, the BBC, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and others.

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When: Mar 16, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Thursday, March 16, 2023
7 PM, Eastern (New York)
Virtual, via Zoom