Anne Applebaum

Pulitzer Prize winning Author of Gulag. Bestselling Author of Twilight of Democracy. Expert on International Affairs and Foreign Policy

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    Anne Applebaum

    Pulitzer Prize winning Author of Gulag. Bestselling Author of Twilight of Democracy. Expert on International Affairs and Foreign Policy

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: UK

    Anne Applebaum is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Anne Applebaum Speaker Biography

    Bestselling author speaker Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer-prize winning historian. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Additionally, she is Senior Fellow at Agora Institute, where she co-directs Arena, a program on disinformation and 21st century propaganda.

    Anne has an extensive career as a journalist. First, as a columnist and member of the editorial board at the Washington Post for fifteen years. Afterwards, she worked as the Foreign and Deputy Editor of the Spectator magazine in London. She also worked as Political Editor of the Evening Standard and as columnist at Slate. Lastly, she covered the collapse of communism as the Warsaw correspondent of the Economist.

    Bestselling & Award-winning Author

    Anne Applebaum has written several bestselling books. Her first book, Iron Curtain, won the 2012 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature. The book also won the Duke of Westminster Medal, and was a National Book Award finalist. In 2017, she published Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine. One year later, in 2018, the book won the Lionel Gelber Prize as well as the Duff Cooper prize.

    Anne is also the author of Gulag: A History. As with her previous books, Gulag won prestigious prizes. Above all, Gulag won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2004 and was also a National Book Award finalist.

    In 2020, Anne Applebaum published her latest book, Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism. Former President Barack Obama listed it as one of his favorite books of 2020. The book covers why some of her contemporaries have abandoned liberal democratic ideals in favor of strongman cults, nationalist movements, or one-party states.

    International praise

    Over the years, her writing has also appeared in several prestigious outlets. To name a few, The New Yorker, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Independent, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, and Die Welt, among others.

    As a speaker, Anne Applebaum has lectured at Harvard, Stanford, Yale and Columbia. Additionally, she has lectured at Oxford, London and Cambridge in the UK. Also all over Europe from Maastricht to Zurich. In 2012, Anne held the Phillipe Roman Chair of History and International Relations at the London School of Economics. She has honorary doctorates from the Kyiv-Mohyla University and the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

    Anne Applebaum was born in 1964 in Washington, DC. She graduated from Yale University and was a Marshall Scholar at LSE and at Oxford. She is married to Radoslaw Sikorski, a Polish politician and writer.

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    Anne Applebaum Keynote Topics

    Across the world today, from the U.S. to Europe and beyond, liberal democracy is under siege while different forms of authoritarianism are on the rise. In Twilight of Democracy, prize-winning historian Anne Applebaum argues that we should not be surprised by this change: There is an inherent appeal to political systems with radically simple beliefs, especially when they benefit the loyal to the exclusion of everyone else.

    Anne Applebaum Speaking Videos

    Anne Applebaum - How to Fix Democracy
    Twilight of Democracy with Anne Applebaum