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Luke Harding’s book, Invasion: Russia’s Bloody War and Ukraine’s Fight for Survival, is the first book of reportage from the front line of the Ukraine war offers a compelling human perspective on the events, while providing at the same time a thought-provoking analysis on the trajectory and potential resolution of Europe's deadliest war since 1945.

Luke Harding will appear in conversation with David Brummell, the Chairman of Britain-Russia Society, to update us with his insights into the situation as of November 2023: these will be informed by Luke’s most recent visits to Ukraine.

Luke Harding graduated in English from University College, Oxford, where he edited the student newspaper, Cherwell. On graduating, he worked for The Sunday Correspondent, the Evening Argus in Brighton and then the Daily Mail, before joining The Guardian in 1996.

Since 1997 Luke has been a foreign correspondent for The Guardian. He has lived in and reported from Delhi, Berlin, and Moscow, and has covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and, most recently, Ukraine. In 2014 he was the recipient of the James Cameron Award for outstanding journalism.

Apart from Invasion, Luke Harding has written eight other books. These include Mafia State (2011), in which he discusses his experience in Russia and the political system under Vladimir Putin; A Very Expensive Poison (2016), an account of the murder of the Russian ex-FSB whistle-blower and Putin critic, Alexander Litvinenko (which was adapted by Lucy Prebble for the stage, the production at The Old Vic Theatre, London, running from August to October 2019); Collusion: Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win (2017), on the subject of Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections; and Shadow State (2020), covering Russian covert operations, from the poisoning of Sergei Skripal by the GRU to digital influence operations.

Please, register by 6pm, 15th November, indicating your preferred option – on campus or online.

Please, note, the number of places is limited and will be offered on the first come first served basis.

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Tanya Linaker

Team Leader for Slavic and Middle Eastern Languages

Event details

K2.40 - King's Building, Strand Campus
King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS