The Sochi 2014 Olympics put the spotlight on human rights violations in Russia. At this symposium we want to take stock of the situation after Sochi. Have the international organizations, the European Union, the United States and other countries managed to influence the human rights situation in Russia in any way? Or are changes purely cosmetic? What will be the legacy of Sochi?
Photographer Rob Hornstra and journalist Arnold Van Bruggen from the legendary Sochi Project will present some of their work and will talk about their experiences in Sochi since 2009. They are joined in debate by professor Aude Merlin (ULB), Arnout Geeraert (LINES) and Karen Moeskops, director of Amnesty International in Flanders. Jan Balliauw, Russia specialist at VRT will moderate.
- Introduction by Peter Vermeersch (LINES)
- The Making of The Sochi Project (Rob Hornstra and Arnold Van Bruggen)
- Panel discussion with the participation of Rob Hornstra and Arnold Van Bruggen (The Sochi Project), Aude Merlin (ULB), Karen Moeskops (Director Amnesty International, Flanders), and Arnout Geeraert (LINES). Moderator: Jan Balliauw (VRT)
Radiohuis, Boekhandelstraat 2, 3000 Leuven
Please register for this event by sending an e-mail to Marijke.Vermeulen@soc.kuleuven.be