Khrushcheva, Nina


Nina  Khrushcheva
PhD, Princeton University
Interim Dean and Professor of International Affairs, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

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Areas of Expertise:
Media, democratic transition, culture, propaganda, Russia
Nina Khrushcheva is Professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of Milano School of International Affairs at The New School. She is a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute and an editor of and a contributor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World. After receiving her Ph.D. from Princeton University, she had a two-year appointment as a research fellow at the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and then served as Deputy Editor of East European Constitutional Review at the NYU School of Law. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations and a recipient of Great Immigrants: The Pride of America Award from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and other publications. She is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics (Yale UP, 2008) and The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind (Tate, 2014).
Courses Taught:
  • Media & Politics of Propaganda
Recent Publications:



The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, (Tate Publishing, 2014)

Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics, (Yale University Press, 2008)

Select Journal Articles & Book Chapters

“Russian Philosophy of History” Chapter in Blackwell Companion to Philosophy (forthcoming from Blackwell)

Romancing True Power: D20 Journal, with Yiqing Wang (Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy Publication, 2015), in  conjunction with Romancing True Power: D20 exhibition, Parsons The New School for Design, Feb 12-26, 2015

“Een verlangen naar propaganda” [A Desire for Propaganda], Nexus 67: Fall 2014 (in Dutch)

Inside Vladimir Putin’s Mind: Looking Back in Anger,” World Affairs, July-August 2014

Once KGB Agent, Always a KGB Agent,” excerpt from The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian MindNewsweek, May 14, 2014

A Breath of Fresh Air in the Kremlin,” excerpt from The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian MindNewsweek, May 13, 2014

Khrushchev: Hero or Villain?,” excerpt from The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, Newsweek, May 12, 2014

Select Newspaper & Magazine Articles

“The Authoritarian Temptation,” published by Project Syndicate, August 2015 (See all Project Syndicate contributions)

Putin is a Dick,” Quartz, August 4, 2015

“Containment Begins at Home,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2015 (The Australian, Today’s Zaman, Turkey)

The Goebbels of the Kremlin,” published by Project Syndicate, June 2015 (The Globe and Mail, Canada) 

Putin on Parade,” published by Project Syndicate, May 4, 2015 (Der Standard, Austria )

Europe versus Gazprom,” published by Project Syndicate, April-May 2015  (Today’s Zaman, Turkey)

Graveyard of Emperors: Putin Should Heed the Fates of Russian Leaders,” Quartz, April 9, 2015

Tsar Vladimir Putin is Always Right,” Reuters, March 12, 2015

Kremlin Murder Incorporated,” published by Project Syndicate, March 2015  (The Daily Star, Lebanon, Irish Examiner, Ireland) 

Russia and America at the Oscars,” published by Project Syndicate, February 2015 (Die Welt, Germany, El Tiempo, Colombia)

What does Vladimir Putin Really Want in Ukraine?” Reuters, February 2, 2015

Putin’s Scare Tactics,” published by Project Syndicate, January 2015 (The Moscow Times, Russia, Dagens Nyheter, Sweden)

Building Berlin’s Wall Helped Avoid Nuclear Confrontation,” Reuters, November 7, 2014

As if Things weren’t Badenov: Even in Good Times, Russians are Villains in Hollywood,” Reuters, August 27, 2014

Putin’s Anti-American Rhetoric Now Persuades his Harshest Critics,” Reuters, July 29, 2014

“Putin’s Tipping Point?” published by Project Syndicate, July 2014 (Globe and Mail, Canada, Huffington Post, USA, The Irish Examiner, Ireland) 

“Shevarnadze: The Silver Fox of Dictatorship and Democracy,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2014 (Sunday’s Zaman, Turkey, El Tiempo, Colombia)

Putin Face-Off: Make Schwarzenegger Our Man in Moscow,” Reuters, June 20, 2014

US v Russia: Searching for Kennan,” Reuters, April 28, 2014

Putin’s New ‘Values Pact’,” Reuters, March 26, 2014

Why Putin’s Wrong to Blame Khrushchev,” CNN, March 21, 2014

Putin Projects Russia’s Unreal Reality,” Reuters, March 12, 2014

Khrushchev Would Be Appalled,” Newsweek, March 4, 2014

“Russia’s Crimean Shore?” published by Project Syndicate, February-March 2014

For Moscow Ukraine is Always ‘Little Russia,'” Reuters, February 20, 2014

“Russia’s Potemkin Olympic Village” published by Project Syndicate, February 2014 (The Moscow Times, Russia, Today’s Zaman, Turkey, The Japan Times, Japan)

“Power Without Purpose” published by Project Syndicate, January 2014 (Die Welt, Germany, Der Standard, Austria, The Moscow Times, Russia)


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