THE FIRST WASHINGTON CONFERENCE ON BELARUS April 4 2017 Final Program

THE FIRST WASHINGTON CONFERENCE ON BELARUS

Revising Relations: Legacies and Outlooks for U.S.-Belarus Ties, April 4, 2017

Headquarters of the German Marshall Fund of the United States 1744 R Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20009

Belarusian Institute of America (USA), the German Marshall Fund of the United States (USA), Institute of Political Studies “Political Sphere” (Belarus, Lithuania)

 

PROGRAM*

(Due to recent developments in Belarus the program was changed)

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Arrivals and Registration

9:30 a.m. – 9.35 a.m. Introductory remarks

Andrei Asadchy, Executive Director, Belarusian Institute of America

Joerg Forbrig, Director, Fund for Belarus Democracy, and Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

9:35 a.m. – 11.15 a.m. Panel I: Legacies and outlooks: Missed opportunities, key challenges, mutual interests and differences in U.S.-Belarus relations.

Moderator: Jonathan D. Katz, Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Andrei Kazakevich, Research Director, Belarusian Institute of America; Director, Institute “Political Sphere” (Belarus)

Kenneth Yalowitz, former U.S. Ambassador to Belarus in 1994-1997

David Kramer, Senior Director for Human Rights and Human Freedoms, McCain Institute

Scott Rauland, Senior Advisor, U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Coffee break

11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Panel II: Recent developments in Belarus and their impact on ties with the United States.

Moderator: Sofya Orlosky, Program Manager, Eurasia, Freedom House

Joerg Forbrig, Director, Fund for Belarus Democracy, and Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

David Marples, President, North American Association for Belarusian Studies

Valery Kavaleuski, Senior Analyst, Belarusian Institute of America

Francisak Viacorka, Editor of New Media, Belarus Service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

To RSVP please contact Sophie Arts at +1 202 683 2603 or sarts@gmfus.org

 

Belarusian Institute of America

www.belarusianinstitute.org

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

www.gmfus.org

 

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