Following Belarus’s presidential election in August 2020, pro-democracy protesters took to the streets across the country to fight for a democratic future. As the Lukashenka regime continues its crackdown on opposition leaders and activists, the transatlantic community has responded with a series of coordinated sanctions against those responsible, including Lukashenka himself. How can the transatlantic community continue to support the Belarusian people’s fight for democracy and shed light on human rights abuses by the country’s authorities?

Speakers:Michael CarpenterManaging DirectorPenn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, University of PennsylvaniaThe Hon. Julie D. FisherAmbassador, U.S. Embassy in BelarusRebecca HarmsFormer Member, European ParliamentLinas LinkevičiusFormer Minister of Foreign Affairs; Former Minister of National Defense, Republic of Lithuania

Moderated by:Edward LucasSenior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis

Introduced by:Alina PolyakovaPresident and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis