Oct. 25, 2018

18 of the Last 9

Four of the alumni who are being honored by the University have connections to MJF and will have a panel discussion about their careers. The four are Daniela Pierre Bravo, Una Hrnjak, Laura Palmer and Emily Kuhn. For more info, see the 18 of the Last 9 profiles on them.

4:30–6 p.m., Williams Hall 107 C (TV Studio)

Oct. 26, 2018

Russian journalist/author speaks about the Kremlin

Russian journalist Mikhail Zygar, founding editor of TV-Rain and author of "All the Kremlin's Men" will speak at Havighurst Center for Russian & Post-Soviet Studies. Zygar was the founding editor-in-chief of the only Russian independent news channel Dozhd (Rain-TV),which provided an alternative to Kremlin-controlled federal TV channels by focusing on news content and giving a platform to opposition voices. Zygar is the author of the bookAll theKremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin, the history of Putin's Russia, based on interviews with Russian politicians from Putin's inner circle.

1:15 - 2:45 p.m., Harrison Hall 304

Nov. 6, 2018

Russian journalist speaks about resistance

Journalist/commentator Masha Gessen presents “Journalism as a Tool of
Resistance in a Post-Truth World." Gessen has written about Russia, autocracy, L.G.B.T. rights, Vladimir Putin, and Donald Trump, among others, for The New York Review of Books and the New York Times. On a parallel track, Gessen has been a science journalist, writing about AIDS, medical genetics, and mathematics; famously, Gessen was dismissed as editor of the Russian popular-science magazine Vokrug Sveta for refusing to send a reporter to observe Putin hang-gliding with the Siberian cranes. MJF's Patricia Newberry will be hosting a student coffee hour with Gessen at 3:30 p.m. in Armstrong 2080. All students are welcome.

5 p.m., Shideler Hall 152

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