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Lunchtime Seminar: Peter Pomerantsev - Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

CSRI Lunchtime Seminar: Peter Pomerantsev - Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

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Peter Pomerantsev is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics, an author and TV producer. He specialises on propaganda and media development, and has testified on the challenges of information war to the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the UK Parliament Defense Select Committee. He writes for publications including the Financial Times, London Review of BooksPoliticoAtlantic and many others. 

His book on Russian propaganda, Nothing is True and Everything is Possible, won the 2016 Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, was nominated for the Samuel Johnson, Guardian First Book, Pushkin House and Gordon Burns Prizes and is translated into over a dozen languages.

Peter will take us on a journey into the glittering, surreal heart of 21st century Russia: into the lives of Hells Angels convinced they are messiahs, professional killers with the souls of artists, bohemian theatre directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, supermodel sects, post-modern dictators and oligarch revolutionaries. 

When: 1-2pm, 6th November 2018

Where: Meeting Room 2.13, Crime & Security Research Institute, Level 2, Friary House, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff

Refreshments will be provided.

This event is open to Cardiff University staff and students, to reserve your place please complete the registration form below

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