Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
For Immediate Release
August 1, 2011
U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD BRIEFING ON U.S.-RUSSIAN COOPERATION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ALCOHOLISM
WASHINGTON—The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) announced the following briefing:
U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Fight Against Alcoholism: A Glass Half Full?
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
2360 Rayburn House Office Building
Following our recent hearing on demographic trends in the OSCE region, which featured Russia as a case study, the Helsinki Commission will discuss prospects for sharing experience, strength, and hope on treating the disease of alcoholism. Please join us for what promises to be a fascinating and informative look at divergent approaches to treating a problem that vexes American and Russian society and is a significant factor in the alarmingly low life expectancy of Russian men.
Dr. Margaret Murray - Director, International Research Program, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Dr. Eugene Zubkov - Co-Founder, House of Hope on a Hill, Leningrad oblast, Russia
Ms. Heidi Brown - Senior Analyst, Kroll Associates, New York, New York
Media Contact: Shelly Han
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