The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at The George Washington University and the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Woodrow Wilson Center are pleased to co-host the 2010 World Youth Democracy Forum for DC-Area Students. The Forum will feature the 2010 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner, Oleg Kozlovsky of Russia.

Oleg Kozlovsky is the co-founder of the Solidarnost United Democratic Movement and a co-founder of Oborona, a democratic youth movement in Russia. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Other Russia Coalition from 2007-2009 and Co-Chairman of the youth union of the Union of Right Forces (SPS) political party between 2006 and 2007. Currently, Kozlovsky is the Executive Director of Vision of Tomorrow Foundation and an analyst with the Anti-Corruption Policy Lab at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

The discussion will be moderated by Eliot Sorel, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A., The George Washington University. Professor Sorel is the founder of the World Youth Democracy Forum at IERES and a senior advisor of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Wilson Center.

Light lunch will be provided.