Jewish Voices from the Former Soviet Union (FSU)
Recording of JILV’s first Livestream event:
Jewish Voices from the Former Soviet Union (FSU): Why we value the free expression of ideas
As you can imagine, these prominent figures from the FSU who grew up in a totalitarian environment have something to say about the current ideological moment in America.
Meet Our Panelists
Israeli Politician, Human Rights Activist and Author
Author and Journalist
Russian-born American journalist and author. A regular columnist for Newsday and associate editor Arc Digital.
Maxim D. Shrayer
Professor and Author
A bilingual Russian-American author, translator, and literary scholar and professor of Russian, English, and Jewish Studies at Boston College.
Sr. Program Associate
Oversees the Kennan Institute’s Historical Memory research and programming, manages its Russia File and Focus Ukraine blogs.
Writer and Editor
Holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA and a M.A. in Theatre History and Criticism. Worked with nonprofits on Jewish and Eastern European affairs.
President of Zandafi Philanthropy Advisors and CEO of the National Museum of American Jewish History. He served as CEO and president of Jewish Agency International Development.