A sellout crowd of more than 500 people was enthralled by Bill Browder’s account of the events stemming from his business dealings in Russia – the murder of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, the subsequent adoption of the Magnitsky Act in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and many other countries, and his personal commitment to enforcing sanctions against those who violate human rights.

Well-known Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay moderated a discussion between Browder and The Hon. Irwin Cotler, Canada’s former Minister of Justice, current Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights and Browder’s partner in the establishment of the Magnitsky Act in Canada. Among Cotler’s many accolades is an honorary doctorate from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, conferred in 2016.

CABGU would like to thank the generous sponsors of this very special event, which raised funds for doctoral scholarships in Human Rights Studies at the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at BGU.

“Ben-Gurion” Level:

Larry & Margaret Nachshen
Crowe BGK
Felicia & Arnold Aaron Foundation
Dym Family Foundation

“Beer-sheva” Level:

Bissell Family Foundation
Reuben Croll
Gordon & Penny Echenberg
Robert Elman
Roslyn Plotnick Margles
Dundy & Lyon Sachs
Sandra & Allen Quallenberg
Marilyn Takefman
N & J Richer Foundation
Dorel Industries
Robert Raich & Marlene Gilfix-Raich
Maimonides Hospital Foundation

“Sde Boker Campus” Level:

Mark & Edna Mendelson & Family
Cheryl & Richard Levy
Miriam Fertsman
Scotia McLeod/Robert Moore

“Eilat Campus” Level:

Brenda & Sam Gewurz
The Morris & Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation
Alta & Harvey Levenson
Black Lantern Holdings
Peggi Cohen & Dr. Mark Rabinovitch
Leesa Steinberg
Bill Lassner
Anthony Croll
Joseph Gurandiano
Future Electronics
Leslie Beck
Mitzi & Mel Dobrin Family Foundation
Judith & John Lechter Foundation
Peter Fraenkel
Gerald Kandestin
SCP Science
The Henry & Berenice Kaufmann Foundation
Barbara & Melvin Schloss
Aaron Drazin

A private dinner was held on April 28 in recognition of top-tier event sponsors – for photos please click here.

To visit the Evening with Bill Browder photo gallery please click here.

Read more about Bill Browder here and here.

Photo credits: Howard Kay