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Maria Lipman

Guest Speaker

Professional affiliation

Editor, Russia.Post (, and Visiting Scholar, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), George Washington University

Full Biography

Maria Lipman is the Editor of Russia.Post ( published by TheInstitute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), George Washington University, and she is also a visiting scholar at IERES.

Lipman’s fields of interest include state-society relations, media, and politics of history. 

Lipman writes capsule reviews of books about Russia and Eastern Europe for the Foreign Affairs

Since 1995 she has been Editor or Deputy editor of a range of Russian- and English-language publications. 

From 2003 till 2014 she was also an associate at the Moscow Carnegie Center  (Russian branch of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) where she published Pro et Contra journal. 

Most recently she was the Editor of the English-language Point & Counterpoint, published online by IERES, and produced a PONARS Eurasia podcast also under the IERES auspices

In 2017-2019 Lipman taught courses on today’s Russia in the Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana) and Grinnell College (Iowa). 

From 2001 till 2011 Lipman wrote an op-ed column on Russia for the Washington Post. From 2012 till 2017 she wrote a blog for The New Yorker online. She has also contributed to a variety of Russian and US publications. 

Lipman’s most recent publications include: 

Will Russia’s Break With the West Be Permanent? (co-authored with Michael Kimmage). Foreign Affairs,  June 19, 2023. 

Putin and the People. A Conversation with Maria Lipman. Foreign Affairs April 6, 2023. 

Wartime Putinism. What the Disaster in Ukraine Has Done to the Kremlin—and to Russia (co-authored with Michael Kimmage). Foreign Affairs, January 13, 2023 

Russia without Westernism? 

The Media, In: Darrell Slider  (Ed) Putin’s Russia. Rowman & Littlefield, 2022