Russian Media: 30 Years After the End of the Berlin Wall

Nov. 21, 2019, 12:00-1:30pm (RSVP required)
Georgetown Alumni House, 3604 O St. NW, Washington, DC

Join Georgetown's Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) for a talk with Yevgenia Albats about the Russian media. Dr. Albats is a Russian investigative journalist, political scientist, author and radio host. Since 2007, she has been the Political Editor and then Editor-in-Chief and CEO of The New Times, a Moscow-based, Russian language independent political weekly. Albats has also hosted Absolute Albats, a talk-show on Echo Moskvy. Albats was an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow assigned to the Chicago Tribune in 1990, and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1993.  She graduated from Moscow State University in 1980 and received her PhD in Political Science from Harvard University in 2004. She is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) since its founding in 1996.

Albats taught at Yale in 2003-2004.  She was a full-time professor at Moscow-based University —The Higher School of Economics, teaching institutional theory of the state and bureaucracy, until 2011 when her courses were cancelled at the request of top Kremlin officials. In 2017 Albats was chosen as inaugural fellow at Kelly’s Writers House and Perry House at the University of Pennsylvania. Albats is the author of the four independently researched books, including one on the history of the KGB.

Lunch will be served, and RSVP is required


Yevgenia Albats, editor-in-chief, CEO, The New Times