Timothy Garton Ash in conversation with Jon Snow

Talk Tuesday 16th March, 2010

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An opportunity to hear the influential commentator Timothy Garton Ash discussing his work and the events of the past decade with Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow.

The Guardian columnist and Oxford historian witnessed the fall of Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia, visited Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and was in the Ukraine during the Orange revolution.

His reflections on the pivotal events of the past decade, including the 2008 American presidential election and his writings on the future of Europe, multiculturalism and terrorism are included in his recent collection of "mini-essays" titled Facts are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade without a Name.

Hear Timothy Garton Ash discussing the turbulent first decade of the new millennium, his belief in the importance of facts in journalism and why establishing them remains a political and a moral imperative.

Timothy Garton Ash is the author of nine books of political writing. His essays appear regularly in the New York Review of Books and he writes a weekly column in the Guardian.