Videos of the Azat Miftakhov Days Against the War – July 5-6, 2022

The Azat Miftakhov Days Against the War took place on Tuesday and Wednesday July 5-6, 2022.

It was organized by the Azat Miftakhov Committee and the prominent Russian NGO Memorial Human Rights Center, in solidarity with Azat Miftakhov, a graduate student from Moscow State University who has been arbitrarily imprisoned by Russian state authorities since February 2019.

In view of the unprecedented brutality and destructiveness of Russia’s criminal aggression against Ukraine, we have renamed our event, that was originally announced before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, into “Azat Miftakhov Days Against the War”. As we continue to fight for Azat’s release from prison, we stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian mathematicians and the people of Ukraine who suffer the terrible brunt of the war.

Tuesday July 5, 2022 from 4pm to 7pm Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) – online

Ilya Kapovich (Hunter College of CUNY, member of the Azat Miftakhov Committee)
Opening remarks (text available here)

Alexander Petrov (MPIM)
Title: Representations of Galois groups and families of algebraic varieties (abstract, notes)

Ilya Dumanski (MIT)
Title: Schubert varieties in the Beilinson-Drinfeld Grassmannian (abstract, slides)

Slava Rychkov (IHES)
Title: “Bootstrap” method in physics and mathematics (abstract, slides)

Wednesday July 6, 2022 from 5pm to 7pm Central European Summer Time (UTC+2) – hybrid, online and in person at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES) in Paris

A panel to assess the human rights situation in Russia through the cases of persecuted academics (texts of the speeches)

Chandler Davis, mathematician, University of Toronto

Alexander Cherkasov, Chair of the Council of the Memorial Human Rights Centre

Fabien Durand, President of the French Mathematical Society

Elena Gorban, Azat Miftakhov’s wife

Barry Mazur, mathematician, the Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University, member of Scholars at Risk Harvard

Grigory Durnovo, OVD-info

Maria Menshikova DOXA

Vera Chelishcheva, independent journalist 

Ilya Nuzov, Head of Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

Rachel Denber, Deputy Director of the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch, specializes in countries of the former Soviet Union

Natalia Zviagina, Amnesty International Moscow Office Director

Martin Andler, mathematician, Université de Versailles St Quentin, for Memorial France

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