Peaceful Revolution? Reclaiming Democracy in Belarus
September 24th, 2020
After an Election Day in Belarus marred with fraud and violations the official results declared Aleksandr Lukashenka President for a sixth term. Belarusian people rushed to the streets in unprecedented numbers to contest the results and have been protesting for over a month. What made this election so different? Will these protests bring real change to the Belarusian political landscape? This panel discusses current political events in Belarus in a context of political, cultural, and civil processes undergirding the current crisis.
- Sofie Bedford, Uppsala University, Sweden
- Anton Dinerstein, University of Massachusetts Amherst, U.S.
- Hanna Vasilevich, Europa-Universitat Flensburg, Germany
Moderator: David Marples, University of Alberta, Canada