Negotiating Chechnya’s Future

Event Date: Wednesday April 16, 2003
Time: April 16, 17 & 30
Location: Harvard Law School

Conflict in Chechnya Panel
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A three-part series exploring human rights and conflict resolution in Chechnya April 16, 17 & 30 – free and open to the public.

Please join the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program for three events focusing on Chechnya and its continued violent struggle with Russia. This series seeks to explore the prospects of negotiating a settlement to the conflict in Chechnya, given the recent shifts in international geopolitical thinking, the global war on terrorism, and continued allegations of grievous human rights abuses by Russian forces.

Panel Discussion (presentations followed by questions and answers) with special guests:

  • Ilyas Akhmadov, foreign minister of Chechnya
  • Arthur Martirosyan, Conflict Management Group negotiation specialist with extensive experience in Chechnya
  • John Reppert, Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • Nicholas Daniloff (moderator), journalist and former Moscow bureau chief for U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, April 17
6:30-8:30 pm, Harvard Law School, Pound 204

Prisoner of the Caucasus

A modern-day retelling of the classic Tolstoy novel on the conflict of cultures in the Caucasus.

Discussion to follow.

Wednesday, April 30
6:30-8:30 pm, Harvard Law School, Pound 204

Immortal Fortress

A documentary on the conflict in Chechnya.

Discussion to follow.

Refreshments will be served at all three events. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Stephan Sonnenberg,


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