Journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author
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In her newest book, Iron Curtain: Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56, Anne Applebaum analyzes the history of communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. At the Atlantic Council, Applebaum will discuss her book and will provide a personal outlook on how current events in Ukraine can be traced to the region’s historical circumstances. Following a moderated discussion, there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
A celebrated journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Applebaum has written extensively on political and social transitions across Eastern Europe, both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Previously, she has served as editor at the Economist, the Spectator, and the Washington Post. She is currently director of political studies at the Legatum Institute in London and is married to Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski.