Friday, October 16th, 2020 Democracy and the Future of Belarus with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

Friday, October 16, 202011:00AM - 12:00PMExternal Event, Zoom webinar


Eurasia Initiative


Just over two months ago, on August 9, Belarus’s Aliaksandr Lukashenka declared victory in presidential elections that were widely decried as unfree and unfair. Since then, protestors have taken to the streets and the regime has begun a widespread crackdown. In the meantime, presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, fearing for her safety, has fled to Lithuania. Massive pro-democracy mobilization continues across Belarus against one of Europe’s last dictatorships.

This panel discussion will be recorded and made available following the event.


Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
Belarusian opposition leader and human rights activist

H.E. Linas Linkevičius
Opening Remarks
Foreign Minister of Lithuania

Mark MacKinnon
Senior International Correspondent, The Globe and Mail

Prof. Lucan Way
CERES, University of Toronto

Hon. François-Philippe Champagne
Opening Remarks
Foreign Minister of Canada

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