SOAS University of London

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

Conference: Chechnya After The War

The list of speakers is confirmed in the programme

Date: 27 November 2008Time: 9:30 AM

Finishes: 27 November 2008Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Conference

A panel of experts and distinguished speakers will be setting the present situation in context. Many aspects of the current situation will be explored with particular emphasis on the humanitarian situation, using relevant material, information and experience. They will explain and convey a better understanding of what is going on in Chechnya at present and what the future is likely to hold for the area.

This is an important one day conference in which a panel of experts and distinguished speakers will be setting the present post-war situation, humanitarian, social and political in context.

8:45 Registration
9:30Professor Donald Rayfield (MARCCH Chairman)Words of Welcome
9:45Lord Judd (ex Rapporteur on Chechnya for Council of Europe)Introduces morning speakers
10:00Dr Zukhra Kharkimova (Deputy Health Minister of Chechnya)The present state of Health services and medical situation in Chechnya
10:20Elena Burtina (Civic Assistance Committee)Psychological and professional rehabilitation in mountain villages
10:40 Coffee/Tea Break
11:10Willem de Jonge (Head of Mission in Russia for MSF)Chechnya, no longer a humanitarian disaster, but is this progress sustainable?
11:35Professor John Russell (Bradford University)Kadyrov, the first 500 days
11:55 Q & A session
12:30 LUNCH
13:45Lord Rea (Labour Peer)Introduces afternoon speakers
14:00Cerwyn Moore (Birmingham University)Assessing the radicalisation and legacy of the Chechen insurgency
14:20Murad Batal (Chechen-Jordanian Journalist, BBC)Islam and Humanitarian aid in Chechnya
14:40Tony Wood (Assistant Editor, New Left Review)The spectre of comparisons, Chechnya and the Russian-Georgian war
15:00 Tea/ Coffee Break
15:45Akhmed Zakaev (ex minister of Chechnya)Present day Chechnya and the broader context
16:05Tom Porteous (Human Rights Watch, London)Human Rights Watch's perspective on Chechnya
16:25 Q & A Session
17:30 Conference Concludes
To Book a Place

To book a place, or for further information, please call MARCCH on 020 8883 8999 or visit their web site on
Ticket Price: £15 or Free for students, OAPs and those on benefit.
Payment by cash or cheque ACCEPTED.

Marcch, Medical Aid and Relief for Children of Chechnya, (ref: 1086499)

Organiser: Medical Aid and Relief for the Children of Chechnya (MARCCH)