Nina Khrushcheva "Khrushchev's Legacy in the Context of Putin's Russia"

Nina Khrushcheva is Associate Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School. Her recent focus has been on the political legacy of Nikita Khrushchev after allegations that Leonid, Khrushchev’s oldest son, was executed by Stalin for his services to the Nazis in WWII, and was not a war hero. Her investigation into these allegations has formed the basis of her forthcoming book, The Lost Khrushchev: A Family Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind. The Lost Khrushchev is an exploration into her family’s history and the legacy of Nikita Khrushchev, 50 years after his ousting from the Kremlin. In a natural continuation she addresses Russia’s infatuation with Stalin, Khrushchev’s political legacy and what it means for Russian politics today.

Dr. Khrushcheva is the author of two books and numerous articles and is also editor and contributor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World. She frequently makes media appearances, including on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, PBS's World Focus and CNN's World View. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and other publications. She is a recipient of Great Immigrants: The Pride of America Award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.