Putin's Wars


portrait of Yevgenia AlbatsThe William Jewell College Political Science and International Relations programs will host Dr. Yevgenia Albats on campus on Thursday, Oct. 19. Her free lecture, Putin's Wars, will begin at 7 p.m. in Yates-Gill College Union, room 221/222.

Albats is the senior associate at the Harvard University Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies and the editor-in-chief of The New Times, an independent, online Russian language news magazine. She also is the author of four independently researched books, including "The State within a State: the KGB and Its Hold on Russia-Past, Present, and Future," a history of the Russian political police, whose graduates are running the country today. 


Yevgenia M. Albats is a Russian investigative journalist, political scientist, author and radio host. Since 2007 she has been the political editor and editor-in-chief and CEO of The New Times, a Moscow-based, Russian language independent political weekly. Since 2004, Albats has hosted Absolute Albats, a talk-show on Echo Moskvy, the only remaining liberal radio station in Russia. Albats was an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow assigned to the Chicago Tribune in 1990 and a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1993. She graduated from Moscow State University in 1980 and received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University in 2004. She is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) since its founding in 1996. Albats taught at Yale in 2003-2004. She was a full-time professor at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, teaching the institutional theory of the state and bureaucracy, until 2011 when her courses were canceled at the request of top Kremlin officials. In 2017 Albats was chosen as an inaugural fellow at Kelly’s Writers House and Perry House at the University of Pennsylvania. Albats is the author of the four independently researched books, including one on the history of the Russian political police, the KGB, whose graduates are running the country today. She resides in Moscow, Russia.