The Weissberg Program in Human Rights at Beloit College is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a March 30-31, 2012 conference on “Russia after the Collapse of Communism: Prospects for
Liberalization,” https://www.beloit.edu/weissberg/chair/dzhibladze/conference to be held on the Beloit College campus.
Keynote speaker for the event will be Yuri Dzhibladze https://www.beloit.edu/weissberg/chair/dzhibladze,
the 2012 Weissberg Chair in Human Rights. Dr. Dzhibladze is the founder and president of the Moscow-based Center for the Development of Democracy and Human Rights, a public policy and advocacy NGO.
A preliminary schedule https://www.beloit.edu/weissberg/chair/dzhibladze/conference
has been posted. Depending on submissions, we anticipate panel discussions on:
– *The Communist Legacy*
– *Multiethnic Societies and the Rise of Nationalism*
– *Challenges to Society and Culture*
– *Prospects for Democracy*
In conjunction with the conference, there will also be an exhibit and gallery talk on “Friends and Enemies: The Soviet Poster Collection at the Beloit College Wright Museum of Art” and a screening of the documentary film *Mikhail Gorbachev, Confidential* by director Gulya Mirzoeva.
We are looking for prepared remarks, not formal papers.
To submit a proposal, send to firstname.lastname@example.org a 300-word abstract with title, identifying the panel with which the submission most closely aligns. Please include: name, title, institutional affiliation, and email and
telephone contact information. *Submission Deadline: December 1, 2011*. *