Type: Public event

Wallace House presents the Eisendrath Symposium


Elena Milashina, Simon Ostrovsky, Ronald Suny

Date & time

Apr 18, 2022, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT


This is a Virtual Event.

While the Russian invasion of Ukraine swiftly united NATO and western nations in condemning Putin, enacting sanctions and supplying defense weapons, there are growing cries for the U.S. and its NATO allies to do more militarily. Join Knight-Wallace journalists who have reported extensively from the region and a U-M policy expert as they examine Putin’s suppression of a free press, the call for direct military support, and the geopolitical, economic and humanitarian consequences of the growing conflict.

Elena Milashina is an award-winning senior investigative reporter for Novaya Gazeta, the acclaimed independent Russian news organization that recently ceased publication in response to threats of closure and imprisonment from the Putin regime. Simon Ostrovsky is a video journalist and filmmaker who reports for PBS NewsHour and The New York Times. Ronald Suny is a professor of history and political science at U-M and a senior researcher at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Wallace House Director, Lynette Clemetson, will lead this discussion.

The Eisendrath Symposium on International Reporting honors Charles R. Eisendrath, former director of Wallace House, and his lifelong commitment to international journalism.


Co-sponsored by Knight FoundationMichigan RadioGerald R. Ford School of Public PolicyWeiser Center for Europe and EurasiaCenter for Russian, East European, and Eurasian StudiesDetroit Public Television, and PBS Books