Joshua Yaffa writes in the September issue of The New Yorker magazine about the phenomenon of Ukrainian journalists Sergii Leshchenko and Mustafa Nayyem becoming politicians. Leshchenko and Nayyem participated in the Draper Hills Summer Fellows program that is hosted annually at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL). The story touches on how the program and Mosbacher Director Francis Fukuyama was instrumental in helping them decide to transition from journalism to politics. The story asks whether the two hacks-turned-MPs can really let go of their journalistic ethics and play in the rough-and-tumble world of Ukrainian politics.
Read more about it here.
Sergii Leshchenko introduces himself at the welcoming reception for Stanford’s Draper Hills Summer Fellows in July 2013.