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Freedom in the Face of Tyranny: A Conversation with Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy
Register to hear Jewish Review of Books editor Abe Socher in conversation with Israeli politician, author, and human-rights activist Natan Sharansky and award-winning American presidential historian and Zionist activist Gil Troy. Together, Sharansky and Troy have coauthored a new book, Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People, an account of how Sharansky's years in Soviet prisons, many spent in harsh solitary confinement, prepared him for a very public life after his release. We’ll be discussing Sharansky’s years as a refusenik, his political battles, and his urgent critique of contemporary American Jewish life.

Mar 17, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Natan Sharanksy
Israeli politician, author, and human-rights activist
As a refusenik in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s, Natan Sharansky spent nine years in Soviet prisons. He served as chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel from 2009 to 2018.
Gil Troy
historian and Zionist activist
A Distinguished Scholar in North American History at McGill University, Gil Troy is an award-winning American presidential historian and a leading Zionist activist.
Abraham Socher
editor in chief @Jewish Review of Books
Abraham Socher was educated at UCLA, Harvard University, and UC Berkeley, where he received a PhD in history. He is the author of The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Philosophy, Heresy (Stanford University Press, 2006) and coeditor of The Autobiography of Solomon Maimon: The Complete Translation (Princeton University Press, 2019). He is a professor emeritus at Oberlin College.