Jewish Voices from the Former Soviet Union (FSU)

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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.

Natan Sharansky

Meet Our Panelists

 Opening remarks

Natan Sharansky

Israeli Politician, Human Rights Activist and Author

 

Cathy Young

Cathy Young

Author and Journalist

Russian-born American journalist and author. A regular columnist for Newsday and associate editor Arc Digital.

Maxim D. Shrayer

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.

Izabella Tabarovsky
Izabella Tabarovsky

Sr. Program Associate

Oversees the Kennan Institute’s Historical Memory research and programming, manages its Russia File and Focus Ukraine blogs.

Oleg Ivanov

Oleg Ivanov

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.

Misha Galperin

Misha Galperin

Philanthropist

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.

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