During the spring semester, in-person concerts, events and lectures that involve outside guests will not be held, per the university’s COVID-19 travel and visitor policy.
This is a past event. Its details are archived for historical purposes.
The contact information may no longer be valid.
Please visit our current events listings to look for similar events by title, location, or venue.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:00am to 12:00pmVirtual Event
Join a webcast as some of the world’s most prominent human-rights leaders, along with his physicist colleagues and students, gather to honor Professor Yuri Orlov.
Renowned dissident Yuri Orlov, professor emeritus, died at age 96 in September. Born in Moscow, Orlov pursued a distinguished career in physics until his activities in support of human rights led to his arrest by the KGB, years of prison and labor camp, and Siberian exile. The Moscow Helsinki Group, which he founded, inspired human-rights monitoring groups throughout the world, including Human Rights Watch. Deported to the United States in 1986, he continued his human rights activity and, at Cornell, resumed his physics research and later taught physics and human rights. He retired as Professor Emeritus of Physics at the age of 91.
Learn more about Professor Orlov's life and legacy—and what it means to be an activist and dissident— by attending this special remembrance.
Part of International Education Week #IEW2020 with Global Cornell.
Co-sponsored by the Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies at the Mario Einuadi Center for Interational Studies, the Migration and Human Rights Program at Cornell Law School, and the National Security Archives.