Penn and International League for Human Rights Sponsor Public Lecture on Politics and Human Rights in Russia

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | | 215-898-6460February 11, 2008

WHO: Lev Ponomarev, executive director, All-Russian Movement for Human Rights

William Burke-White, assistant professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania

Benjamin Nathans, associate professor of history at Penn

Robert Arsenault, president, International League for Human Rights

WHAT: Public lecture on “Politics and Human Rights in Russia: a Report from the Front Lines”

WHEN: Feb. 14, 5 p.m.

Room 401, Fisher-Bennet Hall, 34th and Walnut streets

Lev Ponomarev, executive director of the All-Russian Movement for Human Rights is a member of the executive committee of A Different Russia, a pro-democracy political organization. He is also a co-founder of Memorial, Russia's first organization dedicated to recovering and preserving the memory of victims of political repression.

A panel discussion following the lecture will feature William Burke-White and Benjamin Nathans. Robert Arsenault will introduce and moderate discussion

The event is free and open to the public.