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The Twilight of Democracy: Buffett Lecture with Anne Applebaum

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When: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Where: Lutkin Memorial Hall, 700 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Northwestern Buffett   (847) 467-2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Please join Northwestern University's Roberta Buffett Institute for Global Affairs and the Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America representing the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine for a lecture by Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize winning historian, journalist and commentator on geopolitics. This event is cosponsored by Northwestern University's Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Nicholas D. Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Presidential Fund, and Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies Research Program.

Anne Applebaum's lecture will examine the challenges and opportunities of global political and economic change through the lenses of world history and the contemporary political landscape. Informed by her expertise in Europe and her years of international reporting, Applebaum will share perspectives on, and the far-reaching implications of, today’s volatile world events. Peter Slevin, Professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, will moderate the discussion following her lecture.

Anne Applebaum is a Senior Fellow of International Affairs and Agora Fellow in Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. In July 2020, Penguin published Anne’s book Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism. For many years, Applebaum wrote a biweekly foreign affairs column for The Washington Post, which is syndicated internationally. She is now a staff writer at The Atlantic. Read her recent articles >>

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