Co-sponsored by the History and Public Policy Program.
In August 1968, a group of eight individuals walked out on to the Red Square in Moscow to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Their act of moral courage became a guiding light for Soviet dissidents and post-Soviet protest leaders. The event will take a look at the Soviet dissident and protest movement through the eyes of Pavel Litvinov, one of the participants of the August 1968 demonstration, Zhanna Nemtsova, and Professor Benjamin Nathans.
Pavel Litvinov, Human Rights Activist; Soviet-era Dissident
Zhanna Nemtsova, Founder, Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom; Journalist, Deutsche Welle
Benjamin Nathans, Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania