The Trump-Putin Connection: What Does It Mean for Journalists and Global Order?

Jan. 18, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm (RSVP requested)
The Kellogg Center, Room 1501, 420 W 118th Street, New York, NY

As the world prepares for Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, this panel of Russia experts will examine the impact of Russian hackers on the U.S. election and what the close relationship between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin portends for press freedom and global order. The event is co-sponsored by the Overseas Press Club of America (OPC), the Harriman Institute and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.


Alexander Cooley, director of the Harriman Institute.


Will Englund, Asia and Russia editor on The Washington Post’s foreign desk, has served three tours as a Moscow correspondent, two for the Baltimore Sun and one for The Washington Post, from 2010 to 2014.

Masha Gessen, author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin and other books.

Kimberly Marten, director the U.S.-Russia relations program at the Harriman Institute.

Paul Sonne, Pentagon correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, who writes about national security and was the paper’s Moscow correspondent from 2013 to 2016.

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