Russia after the Presidential Elections: Is There Hope for Democracy?

David Satter

Monday, 07 Apr 2008 at 6:00 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

David Satter is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He left his position as a police reporter for the Chicago Tribune in 1976 when he was named Moscow correspondent for the London Financial Times. He worked in Moscow for six years, during which time he collected accounts of everyday people on the nature of Soviet society. He then became a special correspondent on Soviet affairs for The Wall Street Journal, contributing to the paper's editorial page. In 1990 he was named a Thornton Hooper fellow, and later a senior fellow, at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. Satter is the author of two books about Russia, Age of Delirium: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union and Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State. Part of the World Affairs Series and the First Amendment Day Celebration. The LAS Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program Distinguished Speaker.
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This lecture was made possible in part by the generosity of F. Wendell Miller, who left his entire estate jointly to Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. Mr. Miller, who died in 1995 at age 97, was born in Altoona, Illinois, grew up in Rockwell City, graduated from Grinnell College and Harvard Law School and practiced law in Des Moines and Chicago before returning to Rockwell City to manage his family's farm holdings and to practice law. His will helped to establish the F. Wendell Miller Trust, the annual earnings on which, in part, helped to support this activity.

Cosponsored By:
  • Greenlee School of Journalism / Lee Enterprises
  • LAS Miller Lecture Funds
  • Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies Program
  • World Affairs
  • World Languages and Cultures
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)