Lecture with Sergei Lukashevsky – “Modern Russia and the Heritage of Andrei Sakharov”
This lecture will look at this history of Soviet dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov and the work of the Sakharov Museum today. The museum exhibits USSR’s totalitarian past, with special emphasis on the history of repression, the prison camp system, and the human rights movement; human rights in Russia today and including ethnic conflicts in Chechnya, Tajikistan and other regions; and the life and work of Andrei Sakharov.
Sergei Lukashevsky is educated as historian and started his engagement in the NGOs by participating in the program “History of Dissident Movement“ of the society “Memorial“ (1991–1998). He took part in the first monitoring of human rights realized by the Moscow Helsinki Group, and acted as editor of the first Annual collections of the MHG reports on human rights issues in Russia (1998–2004). In 2004, together with other NGO activists, he established a Russian NGO specialized in research in the field of human rights. Lukashevsky is the director of the Sakharov Museum and Center since 2009 and the author of publications on the history of dissent in the former Soviet Union and on the state of human rights in Russia.
Organisers: Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation and Civil Rights Defenders
Date: Wednesday November 26
Location: Tessinsalen at Stockholms Stadsmuseum, Ryssgården, Slussen
16.00 Welcome by Louise Belfrage, International Advisor, A & M Ax:son Johnson Foundation
16.05 Introduction by Robert Hårdh, Executive Director, Civil Rights Defenders
16:10 Lecture by Sergei Lukashevsky, Director, The Sakharov Museum
16:45 Discussion and questions led by moderator Robert Hårdh
17:15- 18:15 Reception