BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS AUTHOR TALK WITH JOSHUA

November 4, 2005

EVENT:
BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTS AUTHOR TALK WITH JOSHUA RUBENSTEIN
Co-Editor of The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov


Amnesty International USA spokesperson Joshua Rubenstein will discuss the groundbreaking book he co-edited with Alexander Gribanov, The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov, at Brooklyn Public Library's Central Library on Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at 7 PM. The book publishes for the first time ever KGB files on the brilliant physicist Andrei Sakharov, the principal designer of the Soviet hydrogen bomb who later became a human rights activist. Mr. Rubenstein will discuss the disturbing archival materials that reveal the untold story of KGB surveillance of Sakharov from 1968 until his death in 1989, and of the Soviet regime’s efforts to intimidate and silence the Nobel Prize laureate. Mr. Rubenstein will also provide insights into the complicated relations between science and politics in the USSR.

Joshua Rubenstein is northeast regional director of Amnesty International USA and a longtime associate at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. He has lectured widely on the Soviet human rights movement, including a series of lectures in Russian at the Mendeleev Institute in Moscow in 1990-91. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The New Republic and elsewhere.

DATE/TIME:
Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 7 PM

PLACE:
Brooklyn Public Library
Central Library
Grand Army Plaza
2nd Floor Meeting Room
Brooklyn, NY 11238

All events are free and open to the public.

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