August 28, 2012

Meeting with Anne Applebaum at the International Centre for Defence Studies

Today, Anne Applebaum, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist of international renown, held an informal round table discussion at ICDS with Estonian foreign and security policy experts.

Today, Anne Applebaum, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist of international renown, held an informal round table discussion at ICDS with Estonian foreign and security policy experts.

27.08.2012
Today, Anne Applebaum, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist of international renown, held an informal round table discussion at ICDS with Estonian foreign and security policy experts.
Anne Applebaum talked about her last book, Gulag: A History, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2004, and introduced her upcoming book, Iron Curtain, which will be published this autumn. Together with the participants in the colloquium, she also analysed the social and political situation in Russia, in China and elsewhere.
The informal meeting was moderated by Matthew Bryza, the director of ICDS, and  attended by Estonian journalists, civil servants, diplomats and experts from think-thinks plus foreign diplomats who reside in Estonia.
Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate. She is also Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute in London.
Formerly a member of the Washington Post editorial board, she has also worked for the Spectator magazine, for the Evening Standard and for several British newspapers, including the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs. From 1988–1991, she covered the collapse of communism as the Warsaw correspondent of the Economist magazine.
Anne Applebaum is the author of three books. Her first book, Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe, described a journey through Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus, then on the verge of independence. Her next book, Gulag: A History, was published in 2003 (in Estonian in 2005) and won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2004. The book narrates the history of the Soviet concentration camps system and describes daily life in the camps. Her third book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956, will be released this autumn.
Anne Applebaum was born in Washington, DC in 1964. Her husband, Radoslaw Sikorski, is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and a writer.

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