Roadblocks or Stepping Stones for Civil Society in Eurasia? Prominent Voices from the Ground

Date: Thu, November 19 2015 Time: 3:00pm

Freedom House DC
1850 M Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

The Mark Palmer Forum for Advancing Democracy presents 

Roadblocks or Stepping Stones for Civil Society in Eurasia?
Prominent Voices from the Ground

November 19, 2015
3:00 p.m. 

1850 M Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036

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Please join us as we welcome two renowned human rights defenders from Belarus and Kazakhstan for a candid discussion of current governance and civil society trends in Eurasia and the implications of the renewed interest towards their countries from the United States government.

Special Guests 
Ales Bialiatski, Chair, Human Rights Center Viasna (Belarus)
Yevgeny Zhovtis, Chair of the Board, Kazakhstan International Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law 

Moderator: 
Robert Herman, Freedom House Vice President for International Programs 

Opening Remarks: 
Mark P. Lagon, Freedom House President

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