27th Tikkun Olam Award to David Satter
David Satter is a long time writer on Russia and the Soviet Union and the psychology and philosophy of ttotalitarianism. He is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a fellow of the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). A Moscow correspondent of the Financial Times from 1976-82, he has written on Russia and the former Soviet Union for more than three decades. Mr. Satter is the author of three books about Russia. His most recent book is It Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past, which was released in December by the Yale University Press. His two previous books are Age of Delirium: the Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union (Knopf, 1996; paperback, Yale) and Darkness at Dawn: the Rise of the Russian Criminal State (Yale, 2003). His books have been translated into Russian, Estonian, Latvian, Czech, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. His first book, Age of Delirium has been made into a documentary film which premiered in Washington on December 24, 2011 and in Moscow on February 27, 2012. Mr. Satter contributes frequently on Russian affairs to the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal and other publications.