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Seminary News

• Photographs from Lecture on November 20, 2016 (see news entry below)

The seminary auditorium, which seats fifty, was filled to capacity for the Professor Satter’s lecture. Pictured are Metropolitan Chrysostomos, a professor at the seminary, introducing the speaker and the speaker taking questions from the audience.



• Journalist and Scholar to Speak at St. Photios Seminary

David Sat­ter, for­mer Moscow cor­re­spon­dent for the “Fi­nan­cial Times of Lon­don” and for­mer spe­cial cor­re­spon­dent on Sovi­et af­fairs for “The Wall Street Jour­nal” will de­liv­er a lec­ture on con­tem­po­rary (post-Sovi­et) Rus­sia in the au­di­to­ri­um at the St. Pho­tios Ortho­dox The­o­log­i­cal Sem­i­nary, in Et­na, on Sun­day evening, Novem­ber 20, at 6:30 p.m. Space may be lim­it­ed, so we ask that those in­ter­est­ed in at­tend­ing con­tact the sem­i­nary at (530) 467-3544 (be­tween 12 noon and 1 p.m. or be­tween 6 and 8 p.m.) and leave a name and the num­ber of at­ten­dees in their par­ty. There is no charge for the lec­ture.

Pro­fes­sor Sat­ter, a grad­u­ate of the Univer­si­ty of Chica­go and Ox­ford Univer­si­ty, where he was a Rhodes Schol­ar, is cur­rent­ly a se­nior fel­low at the Hud­son In­sti­tute in Wash­ing­ton, DC, and a fel­low of the School of Ad­vanced In­ter­na­tion­al Stud­ies at the Johns Hop­kins Univer­si­ty in Bal­ti­more, Mary­land. He has al­so been a Guggen­heim Fel­low, a re­search fel­low at the Hoover In­sti­tu­tion at Stan­ford Univer­si­ty, and a vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at the Univer­si­ty of Illi­nois at Ur­bana-Cham­paign.

Sat­ter is the au­thor of a pletho­ra of ar­ti­cles in the pop­u­lar press about Rus­sia and—of spe­cial in­ter­est to the St. Pho­tios Sem­i­nary stu­dents and fac­ul­ty—the per­se­cu­tion and col­lab­o­ra­tion of the Ortho­dox Church in the Sovi­et Union and un­der Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin. He has au­thored four ma­jor books on Rus­sia, all pub­lished by Yale Univer­si­ty Press, the lat­est en­ti­tled The Less You Know, The Bet­ter You Sleep: Rus­sia's Road to Ter­ror and Dic­ta­tor­ship un­der Yeltsin and Putin.


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