Quo vadis Belarus, Ukraine and Russia? Next developments post the US election

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Date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 19:00 to 21:00

New Europeans invites you to join us for an

International conference on democratic reform in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Languages spoken

English and French

START TIME

20:00 Kyiv - 19:00 Rome - 18:00 London

 

Synopsis

 

The world has just witnessed one of the most important elections of our generation in the USA. By contrast, elections in the former member states of the Soviet Union are "terra incognita".

Is there more to elections in the region than a toxic cocktail of corruption, repression, and dictatorship?

What prospect is there that Ukraine, Russia and Belarus can become working modern democracies?

Belarussians are still fighting for their freedom weeks after a fraudulent election.

In Russia, Putin is attempting to shut down all democratic debate.

Since Euromaidan in 2014, a reform process has taken shape in Ukraine. But significant challenges and difficulties remain.

What can we expect from the national elections that took place in Belarus in August?

Or the regional elections that took place in Russia in September?

And the local elections that took place in Ukraine in October?

How will the outcome of the US elections impact on democratic reform in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia?

Join us to discuss these issues with a stellar panel of experts and practitioners as we ask:

 

Quo vadis Belarus, Ukraine and Russia?


OPENING

 

MODERATOR

Olivier Védrine

Chief Editor of the Russian Monitor and a director of New Europeans 

 

NEW EUROPEAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Citation by Maria Laura Franciosi, Board Member of New Europeans and Roger Casale, Secretary General of New Europeans

with responses from representatives of the Belarus oppostion and Belarusian diaspora

 

Olga Zubrilova

Democracy activist, Belarus

 

Ekaterina Ziuziuk

Coordinator, Belarusians in Italy

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

 

 

Aleksandra Klitina

Former Vice-Minister for Infrastructure of Ukraine

 

OPENING PANEL

 

Ilya Ponomarev

Former member of the state Duma and the only member of the Duma to vote against the annexation of Crimea during the 2014 Russian invasion of Ukraine

 

Pavlo Klimkin

Former Foreign Minister of Ukraine

 

Mary Dejevsky 

Former Moscow, Paris and Washington correspondent, The Independent

Columnist at The Independent (London)

ROUNDTABLE

Kataryna Odarchenko

Political consultant, Founder and CEO SIC Group

 

Christophe Nonnenmacher

Directeur chez Pôle Européen d'administration Publique - Strasbourg

 

​Prof.Bill Bowring

Birkbeck College, University of London and President of the European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights

 

​​Anna Zafesova

Journalist at Il Foglio, La Stampa, Linkiesta and Russia watcher

 

Andreas Umland

Non-resident researcher at Swedish Institute of International Affairs

 

Wolfgang Ressmann

Manager of the Project Media-Dialogue supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany

 

Maria Laura Franciosi

Founding President of the Brussels Press Club and board member of New Europeans

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS

 

JOHN HERBST
Former US AMmbassador to Ukraine

 

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