Sam Lipski
Journalist | Commentator | Analyst

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Sam Lipski AM LLD (Hon)

"His stellar national and international career as a journalist, spanning more than forty years;  
his enduring and continuing commitment to education;  
his engagement with public life;  
and his visionary exercise of the role of Chief Executive of the Pratt Foundation—which has enriched the life of our community by supporting initiatives of the highest national significance—
define him as one of the outstanding Australians of his generation.

The above is the citation from the Doctor of Laws honoris causa awarded to Sam Lipski by Monash University on October 16, 2008.

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Let My People Go by Sam Lipski and Suzanne D Rutland won the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2016 in the Australian History category. 

Judges’ Comments: “Sam Lipski and Suzanne D. Rutland have produced a path-breaking book about the struggles of the Soviet ‘refuseniks’. Replete with new information, Let My People Go draws on a vast array of primary and secondary sources. These include ASIO files, Rutland’s painstaking research on Australia and Soviet Jewry, as well as unfettered access to the massive archive about the Campaign for Soviet Jewry of Lipskis friend Isi Leibler. …Thoroughly researched and superbly written, Let My People Go is a revealing and important account of human achievement against the odds.”

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