Few topics have captivated national discourse more than the relationship between President Donald Trump, his campaign and surrogates, and the Russian state. Outspoken activist, journalist and author Masha Gessen will explore in detail the recent history of the US-Russia relationship, and her experiences covering that relationship from both Moscow and New York.
Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and the author of several books, among them The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Fellowship, and her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker,
Slate, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. A longtime resident of Moscow, Gessen now lives in New York City.
Sponsor: Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program