Welcome remarks:

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project,
John F. Kennedy Belfer Center for Science
and International Affairs
Harvard University
Keynote remarks:
The Hon. Benjamin Cardin
US Senator for Maryland
US Senate
The Hon. Marco Rubio
US Senator for Florida
US Senate
Mr. Vladimir Kara-Murza
Vice Chairman
Open Russia
A conversation with:
Mr. Carl Gershman
National Endowment for Democracy
Mr. Vladimir Kara-Murza
Vice Chairman
Open Russia
Mr. Tomasz Malinowski
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
US Department of State
Moderated by:
Dr. Alina Polyakova
Director of Research, Europe and Eurasia
Atlantic Council


As the Kremlin continues its crackdown on journalists, activists, and civil society, voicing opposition in Vladimir Putin’s Russia is not only becoming more challenging, but a matter of life or death. The Atlantic Council will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the current state of human rights in Russia and shed light on the great challenges that Russian human rights activists continue to experience.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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