Director of the Transitions Forum
Legatum Institute, London
Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate and the Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute. She is the author of several books, including Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, and Iron Curtain, which won the 2013 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature. She is a former visiting professor at the LSE, a former member of the Washington Post editorial board, a former deputy editor of the Spectator magazine, and a former Warsaw correspondent of The Economist. Her work has also appeared in the New York Review of Books, the New Republic and many other public ations. She is a graduate of Yale and the London School of Economics.