Promoting Democracy and Tolerance in the Former Soviet Space: Experience from the Front Lines

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building, 420 W 118th St)

Please join Harriman Institute and the Technology, Media and Communications (TMaC) specialization at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs for a talk with Thomas Kent, President of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

Thomas Kent, president of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, is a specialist in international reporting, Russian affairs and journalistic ethics. He joined RFE/RL in 2016 after a career of more than 40 years at The Associated Press, including posts as standards editor, international editor, Moscow bureau chief and chief of operations in Tehran during the Iranian revolution. An advisor to the Ethical Journalism Network, Kent has been a board member of the Organization of News Ombudsmen, a Pulitzer Prize juror in international reporting and an advisor to the Society of Professional Journalists. He is a graduate of Yale University with a degree in Russian and East European Studies and speaks Russian, French and Spanish. He taught and advised at the Harriman Institute and the Columbia Journalism School from 1996-2016.