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.
Friday-Saturday (March 30-31) conference: Russia after the Collapse of Communism
- Friday, 4 p.m. - Russia after the Collapse of Communism: Prospects for Liberalization, Science Center 150
- Friday, 8 p.m. - Keynote address with Yuri Dzhiblade, Eaton Chapel
- Saturday - Panel discussions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Science Center 150
- Saturday, 3:30 p.m. - Film: Mikhael Gorbachev, Confidential, Science Center 150
- Monday, March 26, noon - Faculty Forum with Yuri Dzhibladze, 2012 Weissberg Chair
- 4 p.m. - conviviality
- Thursday, March 29, 4 p.m. in the Java Joint - Activism: Workshop with Yuri Dzhibladze