Former Soviet Leader’s Granddaughter to Speak

Written by Megan Robare

The Texas Tech Office of International Affairs will host Nina Khrushcheva, granddaughter of Nikita Khrushchev, at 5:30 p.m. April 8 at the International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave.

Associate professor in the graduate program of International Affairs at The New School, Khrushcheva will speak on the current political situation in Russia. The speech is titled “The Byzantium Influence on Russian Modernity.” The presidencies of Putin and Medvedev also will be discussed.

She is senior fellow of the World Policy Institute as well as an editor of and contributor to Project Syndicate. She received her doctorate from Princeton University where she worked for two years as a research fellow for the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study. She then served as deputy editor of East European Constitutional Review at the New York University School of Law.

Khrushcheva is a member of the council on foreign relations and her articles have appeared in various national and international publications. She is the author of “Imagining Nabokov: Russia between Art and Politics,” and is currently working on a new book project, “Russia’s Gulag of the Mind.”

The lecture is also sponsored by the CH Foundation, the Russian club and the History and Political Science Departments.

Anyone is welcome to attend and there is no admission charge. For more information, contact Erin Collopy at (806) 542-3145 ext. 248 or

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CONTACT: Erin Collopy, associate professor, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3145, or