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Remembering Professor Yuri Orlov: Physicist, Human Rights Activist, Soviet Dissident
Join a webcast as some of the world’s most prominent human-rights leaders gather along with his physicist colleagues and students to honor Professor Yuri Orlov.  

Renowned dissident Yuri Orlov, professor emeritus, died at age 96 in September. Born in Moscow, Orlov pursued a distinguished career in physics until his activities in support of human rights led to his arrest by the KGB, prison, labor camp, and Siberian exile. The Moscow Helsinki Group, which he founded, inspired human-rights monitoring groups throughout the world, including Human Rights Watch. Deported to the United States in 1986, he continued his human rights activity and, at Cornell, resumed his physics research and later taught physics and human rights. He retired as Professor Emeritus of Physics at the age of 91.

Learn more about Professor Orlov's life and legacy—and what it means to be an activist and dissident— by attending this special remembrance.

Part of International Education Week #IEW2020 with Global Cornell.

Co-sponsored by the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Migration and Human Rights Program at Cornell Law School, and the National Security Archives.

Nov 18, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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