Yuri Dzhibladze: Weissberg Chair in International Studies 2011 - 2012
The 2012 Weissberg Week took place March 26 - 31.
Yuri Dzhibladze "is founder and president of the Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, a Russian public policy and advocacy NGO. He is a specialist in human rights, international law, and civil society, and an active member of Russian and international NGO community. He currently is a member of the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy, NGO Process for the Community of Democracies, Citizens Against Terror, and several other international and national NGO networks. 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. Dzhibladze has written many articles in Russian and foreign publications and has edited several books. He is a member of the Expert Council of the Ombudsman for Human Rights of the Russian Federation."
A 1 1/2 day conference on Russia after the Collapse of Communism: Prospects for Liberalization was held in conjunction with Dr. Dzhibladze's residency on March 30-31, 2012 and was attended by members of the college community, the general public, and scholars from a number of colleges and universities.