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Putin's Russia: The Human Rights Record

Mar 10 2005 12:00 am


a panel discussion with

MARY HOLLAND, research scholar at NYU School of Law and lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School. Holland has practiced transactional law focusing on Russia and other countries in the former Soviet Union

DIEDERIK LOHMAN, Senior Researcher on Russia for Human Rights Watch and former director of the Human Rights Watch office in Moscow. He has written extensively on civil society and the military in post-Soviet Russia

ALEXANDER LUPIS, Europe and Central Asia Senior Program Coordinator, Committee to Protect Journalists


ANDREW NAGORSKI, Senior Editor, Foreign Editions, Newsweek magazine, Nagorski served twice as Newsweek bureau chief in Moscow first in the early 1980's, then in 1995-1996

Moderated by

NINA L. KHRUSHCHEVA, Professor, Graduate Program in International Affairs, New School University

Over the past two years, President Vladmir Putin has cracked down across Russian society in business, in the press, in the legislature, over provincial governors, and over of a variety of civil freedoms. Does President Vladimir Putin's centralization of power represent a serious step back for human rights in Russia? Is democracy being undermined and civil discourse being silenced? Our panel will explore this topic from a range of perspectives to determine the state of human rights in Russia today and how current policies will shape future developments of individual rights.

Thursday, March 10, 2005, 6:00-7:30PM . Swayduck Auditorium, First Floor, 65 Fifth Avenue (between East 13th -14th). Admission is free.

This panel is part of a project on The New Post-Transitional Russian Identity , an on-going series of lectures and discussions, organized co-jointly by New School's Graduate Program in International Affairs and The World Policy Institute, and Columbia University's Harriman Institute. For more information see:



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