Note: In January the World Affairs Council hosted Dr. Mark Katz, sponsored by the Wilson Center, in Nashville to talk about US-Russian relations. [Click here for our video.] Now you have a chance to talk with Anne Applebaum about US-Russian relations and the Ukraine.
The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to present the KNOW NOW conference call series. These calls will feature global thought leaders hosted by WACA as well as local authorities in government, business, academia and cultural fields who are identified and moderated by local Councils, using our national conference call platform to bring local and national issues of global dimensions to our network.
“The U.S., Ukraine and Russia’s Western Ambitions”
Anne Applebaum, Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics Institute of Global Affairs
Tuesday, February 21, at 1 PM CT.
Conference Call — You’re Invited
Anne Applebaum is a journalist and historian with a particular expertise in the history of communism and the experience of post-communist “democratization” in the Soviet Union and central Europe. At LSE’s Institute of Global Affairs, she will run ARENA, a program on disinformation and 21st century propaganda, and build the Transformation Lab, a program focused on the political and economic transformation of individual countries. She writes a biweekly foreign affairs column for the Washington Post and is the author of several books, including Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, and Iron Curtain, which won the 2013 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature and was nominated for a National Book Award. Applebaum is featured in a short 15-minute documentary about the Holodomor, the genocidal famine in Ukraine engineered by the USSR’s Joseph Stalin. The call comes days before the first Hollywood-style feature film set during the Holodomor, Bitter Harvest, will be in theaters on Feb. 24. (Full bio).
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