aaus-list @ ukrainianstudies.org -- [aaus-list] Soviet & post-Soviet human rights discussion tomorrow

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The Ukrainian Studies Program at Columbia University,
and the General Petro Grigorenko Foundation,
invite you to an event about past and present human rights:

“The 6th Annual Grigorenko Readings:
A Commemoration of the Life of Nadiya Svitlychna,
Heroine of the Soviet, Ukrainian and Russian Human Rights Movements"


9:00-9:30am: Breakfast buffet (outside Room 1501)

9:30-9:40am: Introductory words by Prof. Mark von Hagen (Columbia 

9:40-10:00am: Slideshow remembering Nadiya Svitlychna, by photographer 
Irenaeus Yurchuk

10:00am-12:00pm:  Panel Discussion #1: “The Life and Work of Nadiya 


ANDREW GRIGORENKO (General Petro Grigorenko Foundation): "Nadiya 
Svitlychna and Her Time"

ANNA PROCYK (City University of New York): "Nadiya Svitlychna through 
the Prism of Amnesty International"

PAVEL LITVINOV (General Petro Grigorenko Foundation) "Nadiya and Ivan 
Svitlychny and Russian Dissidents"

Moderated by Dr. Yuri Shevchuk (Columbia University)

12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch buffet (outside Room 1501)

1:30pm-3:30pm: Panel Discussion #2: “The Contemporary Human Rights 
Situation in Ukraine and the Post-Soviet Sphere”


NINA OGNIANOVA (Committee to Protect Journalists): "The State of Press 
Freedom in Ukraine and Ukraine's Position among Post-Soviet Democracies"

MYROSLAVA GONGADZE (Gongadze Foundation): "Using International Pressure 
to Improve Human Rights and Media Freedom in Ukraine"

STEVE SESTANOVICH (Columbia University): "U.S. Government Leverage
to Encourage Compliance with Human Rights Expectations in the 
Post-Soviet Region"

Moderated by Mark von Hagen

3:30pm-3:35pm: Closing words by Mark von Hagen

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10, 2006
WHERE: Room 1501, International Affairs Building (15th floor), Columbia 
University, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY, 10027

Free and open to the public. RSVP requested. For more information, 
please contact Diana Howansky at ukrainianstudies@columbia.edu or 

Diana Howansky
Staff Associate
Ukrainian Studies Program
Columbia University
Room 1208, MC3345
420 W. 118th Street
New York, NY  10027
(212) 854-4697

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