Crisis in Belarus: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 22, 2020

People protesting in the streets of Belarus.

Over the past two months, allegations of election fraud have sparked protests attracting thousands of Belarussians, who are demanding the resignation of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Our roundtable panelists will discuss the domestic and international dimensions of the current crisis.

Sasha Razor (UCLA), a specialist in Belorussian studies, will deliver a keynote talk followed by comments from panelists Matthew Lenoe (UR), a Russian historian; Piotr Klodkowski (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland), former diplomat and Polish ambassador to India (2009-2014); Randall Stone (Political Science), director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies; and Kseniya Kalaur, a University of Rochester undergraduate from Belarus who will provide an insider's perspective.

The discussion will be virtual and conducted on Zoom. Registration is free but required.

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Sponsored by the Russian Studies Program and the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies.