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March 15: Media Advisory: Washington Post Columnist and Author Anne Applebaum To Speak at Carnegie Mellon

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Shilo Raube
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Media Advisory: Washington Post Columnist and Author
Anne Applebaum To Speak at Carnegie Mellon

Event: Anne Applebaum, a political columnist for the Washington Post and an award-winning author, will speak at Carnegie Mellon University on "Putinism: The Ideology." Applebaum also writes for Slate, the New York Review of Books, and Spectator magazine and the Daily and Sunday Telegraph in London.

Her most recent book, "Gulag: A History," won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction and is an historical narrative of the Soviet concentration camps. By using memoirs, interviews and recently opened Russian archives, Applebaum detailed everyday life inside the camps.

Applebaum was previously a member of the Washington Post editorial board, foreign and deputy editor of London's Spectator magazine, political editor of the Evening Standard and a columnist for several British newspapers. From 1988-1991, she covered the collapse of communism for the Economist. Her first book, "Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe," recounts her journey through the Soviet Union's collapsing borders. Currently, Applebaum resides in Warsaw, where she is at work on a new book about the imposition of totalitarianism in post-war Central Europe.

Sponsored by the International Relations and Politics Program, the Humanities Scholar Program, the Department of Modern Languages and the University Lectures Series, the lecture is free and open to the public.

When: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 6

Where: Baker Hall Adamson Wing (136), Carnegie Mellon University

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