Suzanne Massie is 2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer

Friday, September 23, 2016
5:30 pm
Dodd Auditorium S150

Suzanne Massie is both the 2016 Shouky Shaheen Distinguished Lecturer in the Arts and keynote speaker for the museum’s two-day symposium on Russian art and the history of collecting Russian art in the U.S. Massie, together with her former husband, Robert K. Massie, wrote the famous book “Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of the Russian Empire.” This book had immense impact on the development of Russian studies in the U.S. She served as a personal advisor on matters of Russian art and culture to president Ronald Reagan and acted as the unofficial liaison between the U.S. president and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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