Understanding Ukraine-Russia: Anne Applebaum

red faminePulitzer Prize–winning author Anne Applebaum will give a talk on her new book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, on Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the conference center at 2101 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton Campus. In Red Famine, which spans the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917 to the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33, Applebaum reveals the central clues for understanding today’s troubled Ukrainian-Russian relations. Washington Post columnist, Applebaum has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. She is the author of Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, as well as Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956, which won the 2012 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature. She is a professor of practice at the London School of Economics’ Institute of Global Affairs, where she runs Arena, a project on disinformation and 21st century propaganda. Sponsors: The Department of Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures, Institute for the Liberal Arts, Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy, and Heinz Bluhm Memorial Lecture Series. | Read the New York Times book review of Red Famine.

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