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Spur Toronto: Risk and Geopolitics
Sun, 9 April 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Is Kremlin-gate the new Watergate? As the US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, is forced to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian influence in American politics, and each new days coughs up another undisclosed connection to Russian officials by President Trump’s administration, Spur asks what to make of this unprecedented situation south of our border? Are allegations of wrongdoing, as President Trump insists, a “total witch hunt,” or should Canadians be worried about changes to established geopolitics?
Spur presents outspoken critic and author Masha Gessen to shed light on Putin, Trump and what we can expect in the future. Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist, author of many books of nonfiction and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, among other publications. After delivering a keynote address, Ms Gessen sits down in conversation with Anna-Maria Tremonti, from CBC’s The Current.
Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and author of many books of nonfiction, most recently The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, forthcoming from Riverhead in October. She is also the author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (Riverhead, 2012). She is a contributing opinion writer to The New York Times and a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books, among other publications. She lives in New York.