Russia’s Real Stake in Ukraine with David Satter

Lecture Series

April 6, 2015


Assembly Hall

David Satter is one of the world’s leading commentators on Russian affairs. He is a former Moscow correspondent and the  author of three books on Russia and the former Soviet Union as well as the director of an award winning documentary film about the fall of the Soviet Union. He is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, a fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia.

David was born in Chicago in 1947 and graduated from the University of Chicago where he was the editor of the school newspaper, the Maroon. From 1968 to 1971, David attended Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar and earned a B.Litt degree in political philosophy. In his extensive journalism career David has served as a police reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Moscow correspondent of the Financial Times, and special correspondent on Soviet affairs for The Wall Street Journal. His articles and op-ed pieces have also appeared in,, Bloomberg, National Review, The National Interest, The Weekly Standard and other publications. He is frequently interviewed in both Russian and English by Radio Liberty, the BBC Russian Service and the Voice of America and has appeared on CNN, BBC World, the Charlie Rose Show, C-Span, Al Jazeera and other networks.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the International House Global Voices Lecture Series, the Center for International Studies, the UIUC Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, the Seminary Co-op Bookstore and the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies at the University of Chicago.