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KWH: Trudy Rubin & Yevgenia Albats: Reporting on Russian Politics
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Kelly Writers House

Continuing our Journalism in Crisis series, award-winning Russian journalist Yevgenia Albats returns, accompanied by foreign affairs columnist for Philadelphia Inquirer Trudy Rubin. Albats and Rubin will discuss what it's like for Russian journalists to report on the political situation inside Russia. They’ll consider Russian politics, and Putin's view of Trump and the world. There will be plenty of time for your questions.

Yevgenia Albats is editor-in-chief of the Russian political weekly The New Times. She is also an anchor with the Echo Moskva broadcasting and a recipient of several journalism awards worldwide. She received the Golden Pen Award in 1989, the highest journalism honor in the then-Soviet Union. She was an Alfred Friendly fellow in 1990 and a fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University in 1993. Albats is the author of four books, including The State Within A State: KGB and Its Hold on Russia. Past, Present and Future. Albats has a PhD in political science from Harvard University. She has lectured at many universities in the US and Europe, including Yale University and Oxford University. She is a permanent professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

Trudy Rubin is the foreign affairs columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and a member of The Inquirer’s editorial board. Her column runs regularly in many other newspapers around the United States. In 2017, Ms. Rubin was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary and for the Overseas Press Club commentary prize, for her columns on global issues. She was also a Pulitzer finalist in 2001, for her columns on Israel and the Palestinians. In 2010 she received the Arthur Ross Award for distinguished analysis of foreign affairs from the American Academy of Diplomacy. In 2008 she was awarded the Edward Weintal prize for international reporting. She is the author of Willful Blindness: The Bush Administration and Iraq. Ms. Rubin has special expertise on the Middle East, South Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe. She appears frequently on radio and television and in recent years has traveled repeatedly to Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel, !
 the West Bank, Russia, Ukraine, Western Europe and China.