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Hon. Christopher H. Smith, Chairman
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin, Co-Chairman
Media Contact: Shelly Han
August 2, 2011


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


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