The Future of Belarus - conference in Warsaw: 16.10.15

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are pleased to invite you to a conference

The Future of Belarus


16 October 2015 (Friday), 10.00 - 13.30
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Warecka 1a, Warsaw

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The meeting will be held in English 
The organisers will provide consecutive translation (English-Russian)

Media representatives are kindly requested to register via media online registration
Those wishing to attend are kindly requested to confirm by 15 October 2015 via regular online registration

Early registration is recommended due to the limited number of seats
The organiser reserves the right to close registration before the deadline.

In case of problems with online registration, please contact us at (22) 556 80 09/70




10.00-10.15    Opening remarks
Anna Zielińska-Rakowicz, Acting Director, The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Julia Sluckaya, Director, Belarus in Focus  Information Office

10.15-11.45    Panel I: Internal situation in Belarus    

 Issues for discussion:
•    Changes in Belarusian opposition and society;
•    Are economic reforms possible in Belarus?
•    Can Aleksandr Lukashenka and the Belarusian authorities really change? 
•    Security environment in Belarus. 

Yuri Drakohrust, Journalist, Radio Svaboda
Aleś Alachnovič, Vicepresident, CASE-Belarus 
Valery Karbalevich, Expert, Analytical Center "Strategy"
Anna Maria Dyner, Eastern Europe Programme Coordinator, PISM

Moderator: Michał Potocki, Journalist, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna

11.45-12.00    Coffee break

12.00-13.30    Panel II: Belarus in the international environment
Issues for discussion:
•    Perspectives of EU-Belarusian relations;
•    Presidential elections and public opinion in Belarus: trends in recent pools;
•    Belarusian-Polish relations: challenges, problems, perspectives. 

Dzianis Melyantsou
, Senior Research Fellow, Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies
Andrei Vardomatski, Director, Belarusian Analytical Workroom 
Witold Jurasz, Member of the Board, Center for Strategic Analysis

Moderator: Piotr Kościński
, Senior Research Fellow, PISM


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