Young people in Russia continue to find methods to stay engaged in civic life even as new roadblocks are put in their way. This half-day conference brought a cross-section of young Russian civic and social leaders to Washington, DC and gave them the opportunity to articulate how young people participate in the public dialogue in Russia today. U.S. audiences rarely get to hear directly from the post-Soviet generation, so this conference allowed for a very unique and valuable exchange of views. Cosponsored by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.

This event is open to the public but reservation is required. Please RSVP.

Event Sessions:

8:30am—9:00am: Registration

9:00am—9:10am: Welcoming Remarks

9:10am—10:40am: Panel 1: Law and Society: A New Generation Joins the Struggle 
Dmitri Bartenev, Legal Advisor, Mental Disability Advocacy Center
Anna Sevortian, Independent Expert and Former Director, Human Rights Watch
Russia
Stanislav Stanskikh, Research Associate, Government Auditing Faculty, Moscow State University

10:40am—10:50am: Break

10:50am—12:20pm: Panel II: The Economic and Social Aspirations of Generation Next
Sergei Kiselev, Executive Director, Yaroslavl Region Economic Council
Ekaterina Kravchenko, Senior Journalist, Vedomosti
Alexandra Yatsyk, Associate Professor, Institute of Mass Communications and
Social Sciences, Kazan University

12:20pm—12:30pm: Closing Remarks

Speakers

  • Dmitri Bartenev

    Attorney, Adjunct Professor of International Law, St. Petersburg State University
  • Anna Sevortian

    Former Galina Starovoitova Fellows on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
  • Stanislav Stanskikh

    Research Associate, Government Auditing Faculty, Moscow State University
  • Sergei Kiselev

    Executive Director, Yaroslavl Region Economic Council
  • Ekaterina Kravchenko

    Senior Journalist, Vedomosti
  • Alexandra Yatsyk

    Associate Professor, Institute of Mass Communications and Social Sciences, Kazan University