November 11th, 2015 6:30 PM - 12 AMKansas City

Public event at the Kansas City Public Library (RSVP suggested) | “Winter Is Coming” Book Tour

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

World chess champion-turned-human rights activist Garry Kasparov sounded his first warning about Vladimir Putin in 2001.

He now compares the Russian president with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un and the Islamic State as an enemy of political liberty and the modern world order. In a discussion of his book, Kasparov examines what he says is Putin’s evolution from local to regional to global threat and advocates that the U.S. and its allies stand up to the bully rather than try to appease him.

Kasparov, the world’s No. 1-ranked chess player for 20 years, has served since 2012 as chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation.

Co-presented by the Show-Me Institute and made possible by a grant from the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation.


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