Belarus’ Political Prospects: A Panel Discussion with Tribute to Vitali Silitsky

September 08, 2011
02:00 pm - 03:30 pm

Presented by CSIS Russia & Eurasia Program, National Endowment for Democracy and PONARS Eurasia.

Vitali Silitsky, a prominent and accomplished young Belarusian political scientist and democracy advocate, tragically passed away June 2011. This discussion of the current situation in Belarus provided an up-to-date analysis of events on the ground, combined with an appreciation of the contributions that Vitali made to his native country and to the political science discipline.

Speakers included:

Dzianis Melyantsou, Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies
Arkady Moshes, Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Mitchell A. Orenstein, Johns Hopkins University
Lucan Way, University of Toronto

With opening remarks and tribute to Vitali Silitsky.