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Author Anne Applebaum Speaks at Ambassador’s Forum about Latest Book

Award-winning author Anne Applebaum spoke at a U.S. Ambassador’s Forum hosted by the United States Embassy on Thursday, February 7, at the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Anne Applebaum, is a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate, covering U.S. and international politics. She holds the 2012-2013 Phillipe Roman chair in History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics and is director of the Global Transitions project at the Legatum Institute in London. She reviews regularly for the New York Review of Books, the New Republic and the Spectator and between 2001 and 2006 she was a member of the editorial board of the Washington Post. Her book, Gulag: A History, won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, and has appeared in more than two dozen translations. Her latest book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 was published in 2012 and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

The U.S. Ambassador’s Forum is a new leadership and policy series hosted by Ambassador John F. Tefft and aimed at creating a regular opportunity for the examination of the ideas, trends and forces impacting today’s world. The series brings prominent speakers, innovators and experts from the United States to Kyiv for an exchange of perspectives on issues facing Ukraine, the U.S. and the global community. The Forum’s selected invitees are leaders in a wide range of fields.

Ms. Applebaum also met with a round-table of journalists and gave two interviews to Den and Dzerkalo Tyzhnya.