Human Rights and Realpolitik

Friday, 7 October 2011, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Haus der Europäischen Union

Anna Politkovskaya Memorial Lecture 2011

On October 7, 2006 the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in her home in Moscow. She was the democratic voice of her country, a critical mind against the regime, writing against the dirty war in Chechnya and defending freedom of the press and human rigths. In 2001 she spent several months at the IWM as a Milena Jesenská Fellow to complete her book A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya on the second Chechen war.

In her memory the Bruno Kreisky Forum regularly invites Russian intellectuals to debate on democracy and human rights. This year’s Anna Politkovskaya Memorial Lecture will be held by the Russian lawyer and human right expert Karinna Moskalenko.

Karinna Moskalenko
Human rights advocate and legal representative of the Politkovski family as well as of Michail Khodorkovski
Nikolay Petrov
Scholar-in-Residence, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Moscow

Panel Discussion:
Europe and Russia

Marie Mendras
Professor of International Affairs, Sciences Po, Paris
Hannes Swoboda
Vice-Chair, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament
Ulrike Lunacek
Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Othmar Karas
Vice-Chair, Group of the European People’s Party
Chair: Josef Kirchengast
Editor for Foreign Affairs, Der Standard

A cooperation of Bruno Kreisky Forum, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM), European Commission, European Parliament and Der Standard