Democratic Change in Belarus: A Framework for Action | Freedom House

Democratic Change in Belarus: A Framework for Action

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 9:00am to 11:00am

The Madison Hotel
Montpelier Room
1177 15th Street NW
Washington, DC

Freedom House and the Center for European Policy Analysis invite you to  an event:
 
Democratic Change in Belarus: A Framework for Action
 
The ongoing political crackdown in Belarus has intensified Western attention to “Europe’s last dictatorship.” Since the onset of this repression following the December 2010 presidential elections, the economic and political situation inside the country has deteriorated, and Belarus’ dictatorial leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka faces his gravest crisis to date. In order to boost the transatlantic effort to fashion a Western policy roadmap for the country, the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) and Freedom House launched an expert Working Group in June 2011. Co-chaired by CEPA’s A. Wess Mitchell and Freedom House’s David J. Kramer, this investigative review has gathered contributions from a bipartisan and transatlantic group of leading scholars, analysts and issue experts to identify sustainable and impactful strategies for promoting democratic reform inside Belarus.
Please join us for a thoughtful and insightful discussion of the Belarus Working Group’s report: “Democratic Change in Belarus: A Framework for Action.”  Included in this groundbreaking document are actionable and highly relevant policy recommendations for the next steps in U.S. and European Union (EU) efforts to catalyze positive democratic change and lay the groundwork for a potential transition to a post-Lukashenka Belarus.

Featuring:

David J. Kramer
, President of Freedom House

Damon Wilson, Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council

Anders Åslund, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Event moderator: A. Wess Mitchell, CEPA President
 
Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 20 to Peter Doran at [email protected] or (202) 551-9205

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