April 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Georgetown University
3520 Prospect St NW
Washington, DC 20007

Protests in Belarus:
Why are they happening and what do they signal for the future of Belarus?

About the speaker:

Valery Kavaleuski is a consultant in the World Bank Group and a country analyst at Freedom House. Previously, he was a journalist in Voice of America in Washington, DC.

In 1998-2006 Kavaleuski was a member of the diplomatic service of Belarus. During this period, he served in the Belarusian Embassy in Washington, dealing with bilateral political relations, acting as Charge d’Affaires of Belarus to the U.S. Later, he worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on human rights and human trafficking, interacting with multilateral organizations.

He resigned from the public service after the fraudulent presidential elections of 2006, when Lukashenka secured his third presidential term.

Kavaleuski studied international relations in the Belarusian State University (1998) and underwent Executive MBA program in Minsk (2008). He is a graduate of the MSFS program in the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University (2014).

Remarks will also be provided by Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, the Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at Georgetown University and a Global Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Yalowitz served as U.S. ambassador to both Belarus and Georgia and recently coauthored an article in the National Interest about the recent protests in Belarus.

This event is organized through Georgetown University’s Conflict Resolution Program and The Professionals of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia (PREEA)