Monday 05 May, 19:00

Does Eastern Europe Still Exist?

Lecture by Anne Applebaum

The nations of the region we called "Eastern Europe" were once closely linked, so much so that West Europeans had trouble distinguishing them: "Siberia starts at Checkpoint Charlie," as we used to say. But since 1989 they have made different choices and taken different paths to such an extent that they now have little in common. In lecture, Anne Applebaum will discuss why they have become very different, and will consider whether there are lessons which can be learned from the East European experience of reform, both for Europe and the rest of the world. 

 Anne Applebaum, journalist, columnist for The Washington Post and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Gulag (Debate, 2004). She has just published El telón de acero (Debate, 2014).

Host: Carme Colomina, journalist, head of the International section of the ARA newspaper and CIDOB associate researcher.


Centre de Cultura ContemporÓnia de Barcelona
With the collaboration of
Instituto Polaco de Cultura, Debate
Ara.cat, L'Avenš
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Under the auspices of the "Europe City" project, with support from the Culture Programme of the European Union.