December 14, 2018

Event Coverage Highlight

Russia, Putin & the US Election: a Conversation with Masha Gessen

Photo: Anna Sergeeva/Getty Images

Photo: Anna Sergeeva/Getty Images

Event description by OPC member Mary Kay Magistad

Russia has played an unexpectedly prominent role in this election, and award-winning, prolific and provocative Russian journalist and author Masha Gessen will be on hand Friday evening (Oct. 28) to offer her thoughts on what this was all about, and to take questions on Putin, Russia, her take on the US election, and anything else you want to throw her way.

Attendees will meet at Reuters in San Francisco, 50 California St., 3rd floor conference room, which can handle up to 40 people. (And thanks to Kristina (Cooke) Lee of Reuters, a member of OPC West, an informal affiliate of the OPC, for getting the room for us.)

We’ll gather from 6:30 p.m. for a 7:00 p.m. start. Masha will talk for just 5 or 10 minutes, and then open it up to questions, so it’s a real conversation. It’ll wrap up by 8:15 or so.

We’ll need to give a list of attendees to the Reuters front desk, and they’ll check your name off as you enter. Say you’re there for the Kristina Cooke event.

Please RSVP right away, or at least by Wednesday, so we can get that list together. If you want to bring anyone else who’s a current or former foreign correspondent, that’s fine — just include his or her name in your message.

To RSVP, send an email to mkmagistad@gmail.com with the subject line “yes.”