Professor Tara Susman-Peña

Professor Tara Susman-Peña
  • IREX
  • Yale University
My goal is to help people of all ages develop healthy habits for engaging with information, online and offline.

Tara Susman-Peña leads the adaptation and expansion of Learn to Discern, an IREX media literacy methodology, in the United States and around the world. She trains participants and trainers on how to fight misinformation and conduct audience research. She taught at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs and has lectured widely at institutions such as Georgetown University; Columbia University; the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; the National Endowment for Democracy; and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Ms. Susman-Peña has presented at many international conferences on topics including disinformation; the role of media, information, and innovation in governance, development, and resilience; measuring complex information systems; aid effectiveness; and research methods. At IREX, she has facilitated media development projects in Mozambique, Latin America, and Eurasia.