Marci Shore
Putin, Elections and Russia's Future

Marci Shore

Associate Professor of History, Yale University

March 20, 2018 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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Marci Shore, an expert on Russia and Eastern Europe, will talk about the results of Russia’s upcoming presidential elections and Vladimir Putin’s increasingly aggressive foreign policy at a LAWAC Global Café Breakfast on Tuesday, March 20th – two days after the Russian elections on March 18th. Shore will talk about how Russia’s history stretching back to the Bolshevik Revolution enabled them to suspend the “truth” and mold reality as it suited their leaders – and what lessons that provides the US as it grapples with the ongoing Russia investigation into election hacking and fake news campaigns. She will also discuss the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the crisis of democracy in Poland and the future of governance in Russia as democracy is increasingly being pushed aside by Putin’s autocratic rule.

Read a review of Shore's recent book The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution by clicking here.

Marci Shore, associate professor of history at Yale University, has spent much of her adult life in Central and Eastern Europe. She is author of The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe, and Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation's Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, which won eight book prizes. She is also the translator of Michał Głowiński's Holocaust memoir, The Black Seasons. Her own work has been translated into multiple languages; she has written about Central and East European intellectual history for a wide range of publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Please reserve no later than 12:00 pm on Sunday, March 18. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 pm on Sunday, March 18 in order to receive a refund.

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