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Weissberg Week is on its way, featuring Russian human rights defender

March 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Russian human rights defender Yuri Dzhibladze will be on campus next week to engage with the community in a number of events, including a keynote address: “Russia: Prospects for Democracy and Human Rights.” Dzhibladze is the 2012 Weissberg Chair in International Studies.

"We are delighted to have a world-class set of panelists, including Mr. Dzhibladze, on campus to focus on Russia at such a key moment in its political development," says Josh Moore, associate director of the Office of International Education.

Dzhibladze has been active in social movements since the mid-1980s. In 1998, he founded and became president of the Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights. The center’s work focuses on public policy research, legislative work, protection of NGOs from persecution, NGO legislation, application of international human rights instruments, combating racism and xenophobia, development of alternative civil service for conscientious objectors to the military draft, and advocacy campaigns on human rights.

He will deliver the keynote address Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m. in Eaton Chapel.

Learn more about the Weissberg Program in Human Rights (including information about available grants, past scholars, and the annual fall forum) here, and make sure to make time for next week’s slate of events, including conference sessions, which are free and open to students, faculty, and staff.

For everyone:

Friday-Saturday (March 30-31) conference: Russia after the Collapse of Communism

For faculty:

For students: