Belarus After Ukraine
Pact, with the assistance of USAID, brought a delegation of Belarusian civic activists and policy analysts to Washington, DC to brief Washington-based stakeholders on developments and trends in the politics, economy and civil society of Belarus.
The Kennan Institute hosted the delegation for a panel discussion of civil society achievements as well as the security, political, and economic impact of Ukrainian developments on Belarus - particularly the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz // Global FellowFormer U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997 and to Georgia from 1998-2001; Former Career Diplomat and Member of the Senior Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State; Director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College, 2003-2012.
Matthew Rojansky // Director, Kennan Institute
Senior Fellow, Central European Policy Institute; Project Director, Pact; Fellow at the Central European Policy Institute
Volha Charnysh // Kennan Research ScholarPh.D. Candidate, Department of Government, Harvard University
14:30-15:30 Panel One: The State of Civil Society and Domestic Politics
Moderator: Hon. Kenneth Yalowitz: Global Fellow, Kennan Institute; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republics of Belarus and Georgia
Volha Charnysh: Kennan Research Scholar, Kennan Institute
Balazs Jarabik: Project Director, Pact
Ina Ramasheuskaya: Research Manager, Belarus Institute for Public Administration Reform (BIPART)
15:45-16:45 Panel Two: Impact of Regional Events on Foreign Policy
Moderator: Matthew Rojansky: Director, Kennan Institute
Dzianis Melyantsou: Senior Analyst, Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies
Arsenij Sivitski: Director, Center for Strategic and Foreign Policy Studies