Harriman Institute Alumnus Leonard Benardo, currently Regional Director for Russia at the Open Society Institute, New York City, is co-author with Aryeh Neier, President of the Open Society Institute, of "Russia: The Persecution of Civil Society," published in The New York Review of Books (April 27, 2006).
Faculty in the Media
Flint on a Bright Stone: A Revolution of Precision and Restraint in American, Russian, and German Modernism closes a significant gap in the history of Modernist poetry by identifying the existence of “Tempered Modernism,” which blossomed in the first two decades of the twentieth century, and was exemplified by the early works of Akhmatova, Rilke, H. D., and Williams.
Much of the discussion of Russia's recent post-Communist history has amounted, both in Russia and the West, to a series of monologues by strong-minded people with starkly divergent views. In contrast, Padma Desai's conversations with influential, intelligent participants and observers provide the reader with a broad, nuanced view of what has and has not happened in the last fourteen years, and why.