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Anne Applebaum

A Pulitzer-prize winning author and leading commentator on international affairs

A Pulitzer-prize winning author and leading commentator on International Affairs and a frequent speaker and moderator at international forums. Journalist of numerous British and American newspapers including: The Economist, The Guardian, Sunday Telegraphs and Washington Post.

Anne Applebaum

In detail

Anne Applebaum is the Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute in London, and a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate. After graduating from Yale University, Anne Applebaum was a Marshall Scholar at both the LSE and St. Antony’s College Oxford. She has also lectured at Yale and Columbia Universities, amongst others. Anne Applebaum’s journalistic work focuses on US and international politics, with a particular focus on economic and political transition. Her career began in 1989 at The Economist, where she covered the collapse of communism as the Warsaw correspondent. In 1993 she became the Foreign Editor, and then the Deputy Editor, of the Spectator magazine in London, and has also held the position of Political Editor of the Evening Standard. Prior to joining the Washington Post in 2001 she had written columns for numerous British newspapers, including The Guardian, Daily and Sunday Telegraphs. Her best known book, Gulag: A history, won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, as well as Britain’s Duff-Cooper Prize. Gulag: A history has appeared in over two dozen translations, including all major European languages. Her first book Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe awarded her the Adolph Bentinck Special Mention Award in 1996. In 2010 in Budapest, she received the Petöfi Prize for promotion of freedom and democracy in Central Europe.

What she offers you

Anne Applebaum’s primary areas of expertise are US foreign policy, democratic revolutions, Russian politics, totalitarian societies, the history of communism, Afghanistan and transatlantic security policy.

How she presents

Anne Applebaum is an engaging speaker on global affairs and politics. She is also an excellent chairperson at senior level international conferences.


She presents in English.

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  • US Politics for Outsiders
  • US-European relations; how attitudes towards one another are evolving.
  • The Politics and Economics of Poland and Central Europe.
  • The Politics and Economics of Russia.


  • 2005 Gulag
  • 2001 Between East and West; across the borderlands of Europe

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