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Dictators vs Democrats in the 21st Century: A Scorecard

Dictators vs Democrats in the 21st Century: A Scorecard

  • November 07, 2018
  • Speakers:
  • Anne Applebaum
    Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian & Washington Post Columnist
  • Date / Time:
  • November 07, 2018
  • 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm
  • Venue:
  • Union League of Philadelphia
  • 140 South Broad Street
  • Philadelphia. PA. US. 19102

FPRI’s 2018 Annual Dinner
Annual Dinner Chairs: Marina Kats,  Ronald J.  Naples, Hon. Dov S. Zakheim 
Special Events Chair: Susan H. Goldberg


 Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 p.m. Reception • 7:00 p.m. Dinner and Program • 9:15 p.m. Adjournment
A separate private reception will be held for Platinum Partners and above.
*Attire is Business/Cocktail

Featuring the Presentation of the 14th Annual
Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service to

Anne Applebaum
Pulitzer Prize-winning Historian
& Washington Post Columnist


Seats at the 2018 Annual Dinner are guaranteed to FPRI Partners.

If you have not already done so, now is the time to become an FPRI Partner in order to reserve your seats or table. In addition to your place at the Annual Dinner, the Champagne Brunch, and other exclusive events, your partnership underwrites the critical work we do throughout the year, offering dispassionate analysis of contemporary international issues through the lens of history, geography, and culture.

Individual Tickets are also available.

Tickets are available to purchase for $300 on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are unable to attend, you can still support our Annual Dinner Campaign by making a tax-deductible contribution.


Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and a Pulitzer-prize winning historian. She is also Professor of Practice at the London School of Economics’s Institute of Global Affairs where she runs Arena, a program on disinformation and 21st century propaganda. 

Formerly a member of the Washington Post editorial board, she has also worked as the Foreign and Deputy Editor of the Spectator magazine in London, as the Political Editor of the Evening Standard, and as a columnist at Slate and at several British newspapers, including the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs. From 1988-1991 she covered the collapse of communism as the Warsaw correspondent of the Economist magazine and the Independent newspaper. Her newest book, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine was published in October 2017. Her previous books include Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956,  which describes the imposition of Soviet totalitarianism in Central Europe after the Second World War. Iron Curtain won the 2012 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature and the Duke of Westminster Medal. She is also the author of Gulag: A History, which narrates the history of the Soviet concentration camps system and describes daily life in the camps, making extensive use of recently opened Russian archives as well as memoirs and interviews. Gulag won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2004. Both Iron Curtain and Gulag: A History  have appeared in more than two dozen translations, including all major European languages. Both books were National Book Award finalists. Anne Applebaum is also the co-author of a cookbook, From a Polish Country House Kitchen, and a recently re-published travelogue, Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe, which describes a journey across Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine made just before the break-up of the Soviet Union.

Over the years, her writing has also appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs, The New Criterion, The Weekly Standard, the New Republic, The National Review, The New Statesman, The Independent, The Guardian, Prospect, Commentaire, Die Welt, Cicero, Gazeta Wyborcza and The Times Literary Supplement, as well as in several anthologies. The Washington Post column appears in newspapers across the US and around the world. In 2012-13 she held the Phillipe Roman Chair of History and International Relations at the London School of Economics.

Read about the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Service


Bronze partners and above are guaranteed seats at the Annual Dinner. If you are already a partner and would like to RSVP, please contact Rachel Hemler at (215)732-3774 x 112 or

Individual tickets are also available for purchase at $300 each. (Non-partners) Click here to purchase tickets

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