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New Meetup: Putin's Russia : a Frontline Experience

From: Paul
Sent on: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 10:15 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Madison International Travel Meetup Group!

What: Putin's Russia : a Frontline Experience

When: February 18,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description:

Hi All,

Please see the information below regarding this event. Please note that you will be required to RSVP through MCFR (Madison Committee on Foreign Relations) and there is a $20 charge for this event. I have been to a number of this and it is well worth it. It is also a great organization to be a part of and great for networking. Please still RSVP through so I have an idea of how many will be attending.

Event Location:

Edgewater Hotel
666 Wisconsin Ave
Madison, WI 53703

MCFR Website
This is a meeting not to be missed: Putin?s Russia led by Matthew Murray who has extensive experience on the front lines in Russia.

The MCFR invites you to our regular February 18 event for a discussion with:
Matthew Murray, TNK-BP Corruption Risk Manager, President, Sovereign Ventures Inc.

Putin's Russia : a Frontline Experience

Matthew Murray is Corruption Risk Manager for the oil and gas company TNK-BP Management in Moscow . Mr. Murray is responsible for helping to implement the company's Enterprise Wide Risk Management system geared towards zero tolerance of corruption.

Matthew Murray's career has included public service in international relations (US Senate, Library of Congress); international law (Baker and McKenzie, Coudert Brothers); eight business start-ups in emerging markets (Sovereign Ventures, Inc.) and co-founding a non-governmental organization in Russia (Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance).

In 1991, Matthew Murray founded Sovereign Ventures, Inc., a management consultancy that specializes in dispute resolution, rule of law development services and small business incubation in Russia , the Independent States , and Eastern Europe
Mr. Murray helped the US Department of Commerce create Business Ethics: A Manual for Managing a Responsible Business Enterprise in Emerging Market Economies, designed to help businesses in transition markets adopt ethics programs. In October 2000, Matthew Murray co-founded the Center for Business Ethics and Corporate Governance, one of the first non-profit organizations in Russia dedicated to helping private sector companies develop ethics programs.

Mr. Murray graduated from Columbia University with a JD and Masters in International Affairs in 1988.

The discussion will be: Wednesday, Feb. 18 at the Edgewater Rigadoon Room (Indoor Parking)
5:30 PM Doors open for cash bar and hors d?oeuvres
6:00 Sharp Speaker presentation and discussion
7:30 PM Networking Reception

Sustaining members, no event fee
Attending members and spouses/partners of members - $20.00 at the door
One-time event guest - $20.00 at the door
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP via E-mail to [address removed] by Friday, Feb 13.

The Madison Committee on Foreign Relations, Inc. is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to the open discussion of issues facing the United States and other nations. For more information, including membership information go to

Learn more here:[url=]The Madison International Travel Meetup Group[/url]

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