Anne Applebaum

Foreign policy columnist, Washington Post

Anne Applebaum is a foreign policy columnist for the Washington Post and a prize-winning historian with a particular expertise in the history of communist and post-communist Europe.  She is also a Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics, where she runs ARENA, a research project on disinformation and 21st century propaganda. She is the author of several books, including Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine and Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe. Her book Gulag: A History won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, and her writing has also won the Cundill, Nonino and Lionel Gelber prizes, among many others.  Anne is a former member of the Washington Post editorial board, a former deputy editor of the Spectator magazine, and a former Warsaw correspondent of The Economist. She has lectured at many universities, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge, and Georgetown, where she was awarded an honorary doctorate. She writes regularly for the New York Review of Books, Foreign Affairs and many other publications.