Russia Hands Reunion: Covering Moscow Under Communism, Yeltsin and Putin

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
The Kellogg Center, Room 1501 International Affairs Building (420 W 118th Street)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Overseas Press Club of America for a conference featuring journalists who covered Russia and the USSR.

Registration here is required.


4:00-4:15 pm: Welcoming remarks: OPC Governor Charles Wallace and Harriman Institute Director Alexander Cooley.

4:15-5:15 pm: Putin’s Russia: Timothy Frye, Harriman Institute; Vladimir Lenski, RTVI (Russian TV International) anchor; Carol Williams, longtime Los Angeles Times correspondent; Moderator: Alexander Cooley.

5:15-6:30 pm: Communism and the Fall of Communism: Ann Cooper, NPR’s first Moscow bureau chief; David HoffmanThe Washington PostTom Kent, Associated Press/Harriman Institute; and Seymour Topping, longtime OPC member and former correspondent and editor for The New York TimesRobert Kaiser, former managing editor of The Washington Post and Moscow correspondent, will moderate.

6:30-7:30 pm: Reception

The event will be live streamed via Google Hangouts (click here for the link).

Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #RussiaHands

Panel 1: Putin's Russia
Panel 2: Communism and the Fall of Communism