How I Became Putin’s No. 1 Enemy

Financier Bill Browder took his hedge fund prowess to Moscow, growing the largest investment fund in Russia following the collapse of the Soviet Union. But when Browder exposed corruption amidst the companies in his portfolio, Vladimir Putin expelled him from Russia. Soon thereafter, upon discovering deep and widespread criminal behavior, Browder’s lawyer in Moscow, Sergei Magnitsky, was imprisoned, where he was tortured, placed in solitary confinement, and ultimately beaten to death by prison guards. Time for James Bond? Perhaps. But there is no fiction here as Browder turns his life mission to the pursuit of justice and truth. (Book signing to follow.)

Speakers: William Browder
Festival: 2015

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