DAVID REMNICK, EDITOR OF THE NEW YORKER, IN CONVERSATION WITH VLADIMIR KARA-MURZA, RUSSIAN PRO-DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGNER, WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NINA KHRUSHCHEVA, PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AT THE NEW SCHOOL

Conversation on the stereotypes that have governed Western understanding of Russia, the country’s current political scene, and what civic institutions need to support change

Tuesday, October 16, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

WHAT:

A wide-ranging conversation between David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, and Vladimir Kara-Murza, a leading Russian pro-democracy campaigner, about the prospects for democracy in Russia, what is actually happening on the ground, and what civic institutions need to support change.

Nina Khrushcheva, professor of International Affairs at The New School, will provide the opening remarks and introduction.

WHO:

David Remnick has been editor of The New Yorker since 1998 and a staff writer since 1992. He has written many pieces for the magazine, including reporting from Russia, the Middle East, and Europe, and profiles of Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Katharine Graham, Mike Tyson, Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, and Benjamin Netanyahu. Remnick has written six books: “Lenin’s Tomb,” “Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia,” “King of the World” (a biography of Muhammad Ali), “The Bridge” (a biography of Barack Obama), as well as “The Devil Problem” and “Reporting,” which are collections of some of his pieces from the magazine.

Vladimir Kara-Murza is vice chairman of the Open Russia movement and chairman of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom. Twice, in 2015 and 2017, he was poisoned with an unknown substance and left in a coma; the attempts on his life were widely viewed as politically motivated. Kara-Murza writes regular commentary for the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, World Affairs, and other periodicals, and has previously worked as a journalist for Russian broadcast and print media, including Ekho Moskvy and Kommersant.

Nina Khrushcheva
is professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School. She is a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute and an editor of and a contributor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World. She is the author of "Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics" (Yale University Press, 2008) and "The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind" (Tate, 2014). Her latest book (with Jeffrey Tayler), "In Putin's Footsteps: Searching for the Soul of an Empire Across Russia's Eleven Time Zones," is forthcoming from St. Martin's Press in 2019.


WHEN

October 16th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

TICKETS

Members of the public can register for the free event on Eventbrite.

Members of the media should RSVP with Amy Malsin at malsina@newschool.edu or 212.229.5667 x 3094 or Merrie Snead at sneadm@newschool.edu or 212.229.5667 x 4684.

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