Masha Gessen: The Future Is History - Totalitarianism and the New Russia
Masha Gessen was the winner of the 2017 National Book Award in nonfiction, is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and is the author of several books, among them The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Fellowship, Gessen teaches at Amherst College and lives in New York City.
Welcome to the 18th season of WorldOregon's International Speaker Series—one of the nation’s premier platforms for international affairs. The series puts you in the room with the global leaders, visionaries, and inspiring voices that are changing our world.
2018 International Speaker Series: "Matters of Fact"
Hard-hitting, truth-seeking journalism is one of the bedrocks of a healthy democracy. It's perhaps the best antidote to the flurry of alternative facts, partisan noise, and the 24-hour news cycle. Join us as we present four of today's most celebrated writers and journalists reporting on the ideas and issues shaping our world.
ABOUT THE SERIES
The International Speaker Series began in 2000 in celebration of the World Affairs Council of Oregon’s 50th anniversary. Speakers have included Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, Condoleezza Rice, Vicente Fox, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Madeleine Albright, Desmond Tutu, Sandra Day O’Connor, Bono, and Bill Moyers, among many others. Since its inception, the Series has become the nation’s premier speaker series presenting the people, ideas, and issues shaping our global future. Ticket sales help support the work of WorldOregon (also known as the World Affairs Council of Oregon)—connecting Oregonians to the world since 1950! WorldOregon programs support Oregonian students, educators, youth, and adults by accelerating cross-cultural understanding.
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2018 International Speaker Series: Masha Gessen
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