Video: Opening session

Greetings from the Organising Committee – Sergei Lukashevsky, director of the Andrei Sakharov Museum and Public Center, head of the Conference Organising Committee; Opening remarks by co-chairs of the conference Sergei Kovalev and Thomas Hammarberg  

Addresse:  Address by Vladimir Lukin, Human Rights Commissioner of Russia;  Address by Elena Bonner, Sakharov’s widow. Presented by Tatiana Yankelevich, the Director of the Sakharov Program on Human Rights at Harvard University; Address by Mikhail Gorbachev. Presented by Olga Zdravomyslova, Executive Director of the Gorbachev Foundation; Address by Ella Pamfilova, head of the Presidential Council on Civil Society Institutions and Human Rights; Address by Ekaterina Genieva, Director of the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature Addresses by international organisations: Address by Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. Presented by DouglasDouglas Wake, First Deputy Director; Address by Fernando M. Valenzuela, head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Russia. Presented by Gavin Evans, Head of Political Section
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Video: Session 1 (‘Peace’). Plenary ‘The New World - with Old Humanitarian Challenges?’ :: Session 1 (‘Peace’). Discussion

Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, environmental challenges, poverty reduction and energy safety… Who’s role is to deal with these issues in ‘mono-polar’ or multi-polar or non-polar world? How do current international relations affect humanitarian challenges? In what ways does the credit crunch influence them?

Speakers:  Vladislav Inozemtsev, Professor of Economics, Director of Research, Centre for Post-Industrial Studies, editor-in-chief of the Svobodnaya Mysl (Free Thought) magazine; Adam Michnik, editor-in-chief of ‘Gazeta Wyborca
Commentators: Tatiana Vorozheikina, Professor of Latin American Studies, independent researcher
Moderator – Vyacheslav Bakhmin, the Moscow Helsinki Group Member
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Video: Session 2 («Human Rights»). Plenary ‘Human Rights: Opportunities, Prospects and Limits’ :: Session 2 («Human Rights»). Discussion

Andrei Sakharov’s ideas in the modern human rights context; Human rights’ evolution since 1948 and their place in contemporary world and politics; The future of human rights. Has the international institutions’ potential been exhausted?

Speakers: Sergey Kovalev, Chair of the Board of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation; Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe; Session starts with address by Maggie Nicholson, Chief, Europe and Asia Section, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Commentators: Wiktor Osiatynski, Visiting Professor of Law and Human Rights, Central European University; Heidi Hautala, chairwoman of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights; Douglas Wake, First Deputy Director, Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, OSCE. Discussion. ModeratorYuri Dzhibladze, president of the Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights
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Video: In Memoriam Andrei Sakharov

Reception and speeches by Sakharov’s colleagues and friends. Tatiana Yankelevich, Frantisek Janouch, Pavel Litvinov, Vladimir Tolz, Boris Altshuler, Yuri Rost , etc.

Presenter – Alexey Simonov, Chair of the Glasnost Defence Foundation, and Yuri Rost

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Video: Session 3 (‘Progress’). Plenary ‘Intellectuals and Social Change’ ::Session 3 (‘Progress’) Discussion

What are the current vulnerabilities in terms of intellectual freedom in 21st century? Intelligentsia and intellectuals… What’s their role in a society – provision of ‘intellectual services’ or rather maintaining ‘a world of independent thought’? Should intellectuals feel responsible for society’s progress and development? Speakers: Ivan Krastev, Chair of Board of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia; Andrei Piontkovski, writer, Senior Fellow of the Institute of Systemic Analysis, Russian Academy of Science. Commentators: Gasan Gusejnov, Professor of Classical Philology, Moscow State University; Wolfgang Eichwede, Professor of Modern History, University of Bremen. Discussion.  Moderator – Alexander Arkhangelsky, TV anchor

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Video: Closing session

Final remarks. Closing by the Organising Committee

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