Berkeley City Club

Arts and Culture Talk

June 5, 2019

6.30 pm


University of Washington

Ellison Center for Russian, East European,

and Central Asian Studies

25 Annual REECAS Northwest Conference 

April 26, 2019

"The Hijacking of the Russian Mind" 

Keynote address 

Commonwealth Club of San Francisco 

April 11, 2019, 

5.30 pm,

110 The Embarcadero 

"Putin's Quest for Greatness"

Listen to the podcast here

"The Rollercoaster of US-Russia Relationship"

The League of Women Voters, 

Piedmont Community Hall, Piedmont, CA

December 7, 2018, 11 am

"From Sanctions To Summit: The State of US-Russian Relationship" 

Keynote Address, UC Berkeley OLLI
September 9, 2018

"Russian American Literature in Context"--Alley Cat Book Store, San Francisco

With Anthony Marra, Olga Zilberbourg

February 25, 2017

Oakland Book Festival


"The Poet and the Tsar: Art and Freedom in Russia"

With Artur Solomonov, Grisha Freidin, Nariman Skakov and Annemarie O'Brien


"Working in Silicon Valley"

With Dan Lyons, Brad Stone,

Ellen Pao and Y-Vonne Hutchinson

May 22, 2016

Oakland Book Festival

"The Genuius of the Metropolis"

With Vikram Chandra, Leo Hollis and Gary Kamia

May, 2015

Panels:"War and Fiction"

With Anthony Marra, Mark Danner and Nayomi Munaweera

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