Each year we host a prominent Boston College alumnus/a to give the keynote address on the second day of Endeavor. Our 2018 speaker was Lev Golinkin, '03, Biology.
Lev Golinkin is the author of A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka, Amazon’s Debut of the Month, a Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program selection, and winner of the Premio Salerno Libro d’Europa. Mr. Golinkin, a graduate of Boston College, came to the US as a child refugee from the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov (now called Kharkiv) in 1990. His writing on the Ukraine crisis, Russia, the far right, and immigrant and refugee identity have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, CNN, The Boston Globe, Politico Europe, and Time.com, among others; he has been interviewed by NPR, ABC Radio, WSJ Live and HuffPost Live.