William Felix (Bill) Browder is a financier and co-founder of Hermitage Capital Management, which was the largest foreign portfolio investor in Russia up until 2013.
Browder spearheaded a campaign in Magnitsky’s name and in 2012 President Obama signed the Magnitsky Act, placing asset freezes and other sanctions on 44 Russian state agents linked to human rights abuses.
WikiTribune will be at the Oslo Freedom Forum from the 27th to 29th of May. This is your chance to ask questions directly to attendees. For a full list of attendees, see the WikiTribune WikiProject.
Read more about Bill Browder on Wikipedia.
Potential interview questions:
Questions by James Chirgwin:
- What do you feel are the greatest human rights issues facing Russian citizens currently?
- Since initially passing congress in 2012, the scope of the Magnitsky Act has been expanded by the Global Magnitsky Act, and has inspired the passing of similar laws elsewhere in the world. How do you see human rights laws changing in the coming years?
- What challenges do you see foreign investors and businesses face when operating in Russia?
- What are some of the challenges facing the development of human rights- and the laws protecting these rights- across the world currently?
- As a former U.S. citizen, what was your reaction to seeing the sitting U.S. President next to Putin as he made allegations of crimes committed by you?
- What are some of the human rights issues in the world of which the general public should be more aware?