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Belarus on the Eve of Presidential Elections

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 12:30pm

Belarus on the Eve of Presidential Elections: A Status Update on the Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011

 

Freedom House and Belarusan-American Association
invite you to:

The Mark Palmer Forum for Advancing Democracy 
Belarus on the Eve of Presidential Elections:
A Status Update on the Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011

March 25, 2015
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Light lunch will be served at noon; program to begin at 12:30 p.m.

Mark Palmer Conference Room
Freedom House
1850 M Street, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

In December 2011, Congress passed the most recent in a series of U.S. laws supporting democracy in Belarus and addressing human rights abuses by the ruling regime. Please join us on the historical Belarusian Freedom Day, at a symposium and Q&A reviewing implementation efforts to date, and plans going forward, as Belarus prepares for presidential elections in November 2015.

Welcoming remarks:
Dr. Robert Herman
, Vice-President for Regional Programs, Freedom House

Speakers:
Ambassador Michael Kozak, Senior Advisor, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, State Department (U.S. Ambassador to Belarus, 2000-2003)

Stephen B. Nix, Regional Director, Eurasia, International Republican Institute

Valery Kavaleuski, Board Member, DC Chapter, Belarusan-American Association

Moderator:
Orest Deychakiwsky
, Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Helsinki Commission

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Please RSVP by noon on March 24, 2015.

 

 

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