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Women Transforming

Our Nuclear Legacy

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Mentoring Session Five

Inaugural Belarusian, Russian and American Women’s Dialogue: 


Pathways to Improving U.S.-Russia Relations, Reducing the Nuclear Threat & the Role of Women

Monday, April 12th, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time 
Via Zoom 


Opening Blessing:


Dialogue Participants:

Belarusian Women


Russian Women

  • Nadezhda Azhgikhina, Journalist, Feminist, Director, Moscow PEN

  • Elena Chernenko, Special Correspondent, Kommersant, focused on Cyber Diplomacy, non-proliferation and arms control, Member, Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (SVOP) and PIR-Center Council 

  • Irina Gordeeva, Russian University for Humanities and Leibntz-ZentrumFur Zeithistorische Forschung Potsdam

  • Eva Merkacheva, Investigative journalist, Member of Human Rights Council of Russia

  • Olga Zdravomyslova, Executive Director, International Foundation for Socio-economic and Political Studies (Gorbachev-Foundation), Vice President, Raisa Gorbacheva Club, Editorial Board Member, Girlhood Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. (Featured Speaker)

  • Natalia Zhurina, Research and Education Officer, Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean 


American Women:

  • Emma Claire Foley, Program Associate, Global Zero

  • Cynthia Lazaroff, Founder, Women Transforming Our Nuclear Legacy and Board Member, American Committee for US-Russia Accord  (Moderator)

  • Mary Olson, Founder, Gender + Radiation Impact Project  (Featured Speaker)

  • Colette Shulman, Journalist & Public Speaker on the Soviet Union & Russia since 1956, Member, Council on Foreign Relations, Member, Advisory Commission for Europe and Central Asia, Human Rights Watch

  • Jessica Sleight, Program Director, Global Zero

  • Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editorial Director and Publisher, The Nation magazine, Board Member, American Committee for US-Russia Accord (Featured Speaker) 


We are all in this together!


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