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The Impact and Legacy of Alexey Navalny
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Please join the Harriman Institute for a panel on the impact and legacy of Alexey Navalny. Moderated by Timothy Frye.


Ann Cooper is an award-winning journalist and foreign correspondent with more than 25 years of radio and print reporting experience, including as NPR’s first Moscow bureau chief during the final five years of Soviet communism.

Ben Noble is an Associate Professor of Russian Politics at University College London, and an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. He is the co-author of Navalny: Putin’s Nemesis, Russia’s Future?

Mikhail Zygar worked for Newsweek Russia and the business daily Kommersant, covering the conflicts in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Serbia, and Kosovo before becoming founding editor in chief of Russia’s only independent news TV channel, Dozhd, which provided an alternative to Kremlin-controlled federal TV channels and gave a platform to opposition voices. He won the International Press Freedom Award in 2014. He is the author of All the Kremlin’s Men, a #1 bestseller in Russia that has been translated into over twenty languages and was called one of “nine books that can help you understand Russia right now” by Time magazine, and The Empire Must Die, a Kirkus ReviewsBest Nonfiction Book of the Year.

Matthew Murray has worked at the intersection of U.S. foreign policy, international law, commerce, and political economy. His academic focus areas include national security and defense policy, international trade and economic diplomacy, business ethics and anti-corruption compliance, non-government organizations and civil society, international law, and human rights.


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