WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and Co-Chairman Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) will hold a briefing:
Thursday, Dec. 17
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
1539 Longworth House Office Building
The Russian Federation is one of the most culturally and religiously diverse countries in the world. Islam, brutally suppressed in the Soviet period, is once again a dynamic and growing religion in numerous regions of Russia, especially the North Caucasus. Russian Islam has a unique history and character that does not appear to be well understood in Moscow, let alone Washington. Please join us for what promises to be an informative discussion with world class experts on a most interesting and relevant community – Russia’s Muslims.
Mr. Paul Goble, Professor, Institute of World Politics
Dr. Shireen Hunter, Visiting Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service