Jens Siegert

Category: Illiberal Democracy: the European rise of authoritarianism


Jens Siegert is a publicist and special advisor to the Memorial Society Currently he leads the EU funded project „Public Diplomacy. EU and Russia“ at the Goethe-Institut in Moscow.

Until 2015 he was director of the Moscow office of the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, which he set up in 1999. He is an expert on Russian domestic and foreign politics and provided many publications about that, Russian-EU and Russian-western relationship and especially about Russian civil society issues.

He was born in 1960 in Germany, studied political science, sociology and economy in Marburg. From 1988 to 2001 he worked as a free lanced journalist, since 1993 in Moscow.


Other speakers in this session

Suzanne Kröger

Suzanne Kröger (born 1976) is a Dutch politician and activist from Amsterdam.

Liz Kennedy

Liz Kennedy is the Director of Democracy and Government Reform at American Progress. Previously, she served as counsel and campaign strategist at Demos, working on voting rights, money in politics, and corporate accountability.

Adam Ostolski

Adam Ostolski is a sociologist, columnist and activist. He works at the University of Warsaw. He is a member of the Krytyka Polityczna.

Reinhard Bütikofer

REINHARD BÜTIKOFER is a Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA) and the Co-Chair of the European Green Party (EGP).

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30 March - 2 April 2017

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