Human Rights in the USSR & Putin's Russia: Elena Bonner Memorial Symposium
Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Please join us for a symposium in memory of human rights activist Elena Bonner (1923-2011). Focusing on human rights issues in both the Soviet Union and Putin's Russia, the symposium will feature two panels discussing the role and experiences of Soviet human rights activists, as well as the modern-day legacy of Bonner and her husband, the renowned dissident and physicist Andrei Sakharov. The event will conclude with a commemorative presentation by Bonner's daughter, Tatiana Yankelevich.
For a biography of Bonner and a discussion of her legacy and connections to the Boston area, read Mark Kramer's article in the Boston Globe.
The day's agenda includes:
Session 1, 1-2:45pm: "Soviet Dissidents and the Human Rights Movement in the USSR"
Loren Graham, MIT and Harvard University
Edward Kline, Andrei Sakharov Foundation
Pavel Litvinov, Physicist and Participant in the Soviet Human Rights Movement
Peter Reddaway, George Washington University
Joshua Rubenstein, Harvard University
Chaired by Mark Kramer, Harvard University
Session 2, 3-4:45pm: "Human Rights and the Legacy of Sakharov and Bonner in Current-Day Russia"
Nicholas Daniloff, Northeastern University
Benjamin Nathans, University of Pennsylvania
Alexey Semyonov, Andrei Sakharov Foundation
Valerie Sperling, Clark University
Chaired by David Kramer, Freedom House
Session 3, 4:45-5:15: "Remembering Elena Bonner: Images Over the Years"
Video Arrangement and Remarks by Tatiana Yankelevich, Harvard University
Parking for the event can be found at the Oxford Street garage, located at 52 Oxford Street. To purchase a parking permit, please visit Harvard University Parking Services in advance of the event. To register a new visitor login, choose "Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies" and enter departmental code 2020. All parking-related questions should be directed to the Parking Services office 617-495-3772
Please direct any questions to Rebekah Judson (firstname.lastname@example.org), Program Assistant at the Davis Center
Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.