For the past 26 years, Belarus has been ruled by Alexander Lukashenko. Often referred to as Europe’s last dictator, Lukashenko has maintained a tight grip on power. After a disputed August 9 election returned him to a new presidential term despite findings of widespread fraud, protesters quickly took to the streets en masse. This is the boldest and biggest challenge to the reign of Lukashenko. But is it enough to bring about change in Belarus?
In this webinar, stars Alumnus Yauheni PREIHERMAN, Founder and Director of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, will help us understand what is currently going on and what the future might hold for Belarus.
The details of this stars webinar are as follows:
- Topic: From Protests to Power – What’s Next For Belarus?
- Speaker: stars Alumnus Yauheni PREIHERMAN, Founder and Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Minsk, Belarus
Yauheni PREIHERMAN is the Founder and Director of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, an open and geopolitically unbiased platform for research and discussion on international affairs and security in Eastern Europe. Among many other publications, his articles and comments have appeared in Foreign Policy, Carnegie’s Strategic Europe, Kommersant, Vedomosti, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Huffington Post, and The Moscow Times. Yauheni holds a BA in International Relations from the Belarusian State University, an MA in European Politics from Sussex University, and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Politics and International Studies at Warwick University. His PhD thesis deals with foreign policy strategies of small states which are stuck amid geostrategic asymmetries.
- Date and time: 25 September 2020, 9.00-9.30 (CET)
- Click here to Register