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 Carpenter, Managing Director, Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, University of PennsylvaniaThe Hon. Julie D. Fisher, Ambassador, U.S. Embassy in BelarusRebecca Harms, Former Member, European ParliamentLinas Linkevičius, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; Former Minister of National Defense, Republic of Lithuania
Moderated by:Edward Lucas, Senior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis
Introduced by:Alina Polyakova, President and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis