[BE|RU|ENG] 10 years ago Vitali Silitski passed away. His ideas live

A special session of Expert Analytical Club. Andrew Wilson, Valeria Kostyugova, Alena Kudzko among key speakers

10 years ago the prominent Belarusian political scientist Vitaly Silitski passed away. He is known for the conception of preemptive authoritarianism and ‘authoritarian international’. He was also the first director of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS). In the context of post-election 2020 protests, his intellectual legacy is of special relevance.

In the special session of Expert Analytical Club, together with Silitski‘s friends and associates we want to discuss how does Silitski's legacy may help to approach the current political crisis in Belarus.

June 10th, 5 PM Minsk time (4 PM CET)

Pre-registration is required for access, details below.

Keynote speakers:

  • Andrew Wilson, Senior Research Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), author of Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship;
  • Michael McFaul (TBC), director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (Stanford University);
  • Valeriya Kostyugova, editor of the Belarusian Yearbook and Nashe Mneniye
  • Ryhor Astapenia, director of the Chatham House Belarus Initiative, co-founder of Vitali Silitski Fellowship;
  • Alena Kudzko, director of the GLOBSEC Policy Institute;
  • Piotr Rudkoŭski, director of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS).

Moderators - Vadim Mojeiko (BISS) and Anton Ruliou (Belarus in Focus Information Office/Press Club Belarus).

Working languages: Belarusian, Russian and English (simultaneous interpretation will be ensured).

We invite analysts, international journalists, employees of the foreign ministries, representatives of civil organizations who are interested in what is happening in Belarus to participate.

Video recording is envisaged. The Chatham House Rule will apply upon the participant’s prior notice and will be off the record.

How to participate (please note that you will not be able to join the meeting after it starts):

  1. Please fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/nGfaTqPJr5mByJFq6
  2. In response, you will receive a link inviting you to join a Zoom meeting (if you do not have Zoom, you may install it on your PC, phone or tablet following the same link. It is free and easy).


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[BE|RU|ENG] 10 years ago Vitali Silitski passed away. His ideas live