MTSU Distinguished Lecture with Russian Dissident Dmitry Bykov
Is Russian Culture Responsible for Putinism?
An evening of complicated questions and tricky answers.
Feb. 20, 2023 | 6 p.m.
Tennessee Room at the James Union Building at MTSU
The MTSU Distriguished Lecture features Russian dissident Dmitry Bykov, one of the leading figures of the Russian opposition. Bykov is a writer, poet, author of satirical poems about Vladimir Putin, and literary critic famous for his lectures on various aspects of the Russian and world literature.
Bykov, currently in exile in the US with a visiting position at Cornell, has authored more than 80 books, including novels, poetry, biographies, and literary criticism. He is a three-time winner of the Bolshaya Kniga (Big Book) award, one of Russia’s most prestigious literary prizes. A popular lecturer and public speaker, he has also served as the host of numerous television and radio programs.
This series is presented by the MTSU Political Science and International Relations Department, co-sponsored by the PERI.