Thursday, October 18, 2018,
Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

Masha Gessen is a journalist and the author of many books, including Perfect Rigor, Blood Matters, Ester and Ruzya, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy. Her most recent book, Where the Jews Aren’t, tells the story of an area once declared a Jewish homeland. It reveals the complex, strange, and heart-wrenching account of the dream of Birobidzhan—and the true history of Jewish people in 20th-century Russia. Gessen regularly contributes to the New York Times, The New Yorker, the Washington Post, Harper’s, the New York Review of Books, Vanity Fair, and Slate, among other publications.


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