Solidarity with Belarus
Belarus has been in political turmoil for many weeks now as a result of its recent presidential election. Belarusians are protesting regularly against the fraudulent election and have been met with a violent response from the ruling regime. The EU and the U.S. have called for organizing free and fair elections and the former has imposed sanctions on Belarus, while Russia has provided support for Alexander Lukashenko.
What are Belarusians’ current expectations towards Lukashenko’s regime and Coordination Council? Is there any role for the EU and the U.S. to play in resolving the political gridlock in Belarus, and, if so, how would Russia respond? What lessons can other, former Soviet Union countries learn from the situation?
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland and the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University invite you to join us for a virtual discussion with leading authorities on Wednesday, November 18th between 10:00 – 11.30 am ET to better understand the internal and external context of the situation in Belarus.
Speakers of the distinguished panel include former U.S. Ambassador to Belarus, Kenneth Yalowitz, former Belarusian Ambassador to France and a member of the presidium of the Coordination Council, Pavel Latushka, and the Head of the Russian Department at the Center for Eastern Europe (OSW), Marek Menkiszak. The panel will be moderated by Director Angela Stent of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies. Opening remarks will be provided by the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United States, Piotr Wilczek.
Accommodation requests related to a disability should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11/11/2020. A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill requests. Additionally, the presentation will be recorded and a captioned version will also be made available shortly after at CERES Georgetown’s YouTube channel.