February 10, 2005 | Press Release

Russia and U.S. National Interests

What:               New York University School of Law and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies are sponsoring the conference, “Russia and U.S. National Interests.”  Topics of discussion include:


§         The YUKOS and Khodorkovsky Cases

§         Threats to Civil Society

§         Russia's Actions in the Near Abroad

§         Russian Oil as a Weapon?


Who:                The more than twenty panel speakers include:

§         Yuri Schmidt, Counsel, Khodorkovsky case

§         Ludmila Alexeyeva, Moscow Helsinki Group

§         Sergey Kovalev, Memorial

§         Michael McFaul, Carnegie Endowment and Stanford University

§         Malcolm Bruce, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom

§         Clifford May, President, FDD

§         Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group


Where:             New York University School of Law

                        245 Sullivan Street

                        Furman Hall – 9th Floor

Washington Square

New York


When:              Friday, February 18th, 2005

9:00am – 5:00p.m. EST


Contact:           Joan M. Dim                                          Jessica Paar

tel: 212-998-6849                                   tel: 202-659-7924

email: [email protected]                       email: [email protected]


*** Members of the media attending the event will need to be credentialed at the door prior to the conference.***