Edythe Haber is a Professor Emerita at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the author of an acclaimed book on Mikhail Bulgakov’s early years and of many publications on Bulgakov, Teffi, and Nabokov. A second book, Teffi: A Life of Letters and of Laughter, came out in 2019, a Russian edition scheduled to appear in 2022. She has recently returned to Bulgakov and is continuing her work of exploring the mythical, religious, and philosophical underpinnings of his great novel, The Master and Margarita.
Greg Carleton will discuss how history and culture can be made to give Russia's pedigree status as an exceptional nation worldwide. Its roots, uses, and applications today to the war in Ukraine and beyond.