Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum is a 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, and a Senior Fellow of International Affairs and Agora Fellow in Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She is the author of several books, including “Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine,” “Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe,” and “Gulag: A History,” which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Applebaum is a former member of The Washington Post’s editorial board, a former deputy editor of the Spectator magazine, and a former Warsaw correspondent of The Economist.