TITLE: Odessa: Genius & Death in a City of Dreams
SPEAKER: Charles King
EVENT DATE: 2011/09/28
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 59 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Odessa was the Russian Empire's gateway to the Middle East when Catherine the Great created this port city on the Black Sea as a model of enlightenment. Georgetown University professor Charles King recreates this world in his historical account.
Speaker Biography: Charles King is a professor of international affairs at Georgetown University and the author of four books on Eastern Europe, including "The Black Sea: A History."
SERIES: Books & Beyond