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A Pulitzer-prize-winning historian and a writer for The Atlantic. Speaker Anne Applebaum has had a long and successful career as a journalist, working with the likes of the Washington Post. Organizations book Anne Applebaum to learn about how liberal democracy is under threat, while various types of authoritarianism are on the rise around the world.
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Keynote speaker Anne Applebaum is a Pulitzer-prize-winning historian and a writer for The Atlantic. Furthermore, she holds the position of Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Her other roles include Senior Fellow at the Agora Institute, where she is the co-director of Arena, a program focused on misinformation and 21st-century propaganda.
Anne Applebaum has had a long and successful career as a journalist. For the first fifteen years of his career, she worked for the Washington Post. She then went to London to work as Foreign and Deputy Editor of the Spectator. Aside from that, she has served as a columnist for Slate and as Political Editor of the Evening Standard. Furthermore, she documented the fall of communism as an Economist correspondent.
Anne is the author of many best-selling books. Her debut work, Iron Curtain, earned the Cundill Historical Literature Prize in 2012. Moreover, the book was a finalist for the National Book Award and gained the Duke of Westminster Medal. Anne wrote Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine in 2017. An award-winning book was published a year later, in 2018, and it received both the Duff Cooper and the Lionel Gelber awards.
She also wrote Gulag: A History. Gulag, like her earlier books, won a number of important prizes. One of these prizes was the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction.
Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism is Anne Applebaum’s most recent book. The book examines why some individuals have gone from having strong liberal democratic ideals to preferring nationalist movements, strongman cults, or one-party states. Her work has also been featured in a variety of renowned outlets. The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and the New York Times are just a few examples.
Speaker Anne Applebaum has lectured at a number of universities, including Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, and Yale. Both the Georgetown School of Foreign Service and Kyiv-Mohyla University have awarded her honorary doctorates.
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.
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