Ben Judah Keynote Speaker

  • Investigative journalist and expert on Russian affairs
  • Author, "Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell in and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin" (2013)
  • Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (2010-13)

Ben Judah's Biography

Ben Judah is an investigative journalist with deep knowledge of Russia, her leadership, domestic politics and international relations.

Previously, Ben served as a reporter for Reuters in Moscow. He went on to become a Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations from 2010 to 2013, working on Russian politics. His reporting from across the former Soviet Union – including on the Georgian War in 2008 and the Kyrgyz uprising of 2010 – featured in the Financial Times, the Economist, Foreign Policy, Prospect and Standpoint. Ben also broadcasts regularly on Sky News, Al Jazeera, Monocle 24 radio and the BBC Radio Four and World Service.

He is the author of “Fragile Empire: How Russia Fell in and Out of Love with Vladimir Putin” (Yale University Press, 2013). This was the product of several years spent travelling throughout Russia and the former Soviet republics, conducting extensive interviews with President Vladimir Putin’s friends, foes and ordinary Russian citizens. ‘Foreign Policy’ named it one of their “Top 25 Books To Read in 2013″ and the Financial Times a summer book of 2013.

Ben is currently writing a book on London’s political and business culture. His particular focus being mass migration, hidden poverty and elite corruption in the capital.

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Videos of Ben Judah

Why Isn't Vladimir Putin Afraid of the West? (2014)
Why Isn't Vladimir Putin Afraid of the West? (2014)
Who will sanctions hurt more, London or Moscow? (2014)
Who will sanctions hurt more, London or Moscow? (2014)

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