Zeit-Stiftung Alumni Meeting

Event: 22.04.2021

Am 22. April 2021 war ich Referent beim Alumni-Treffen der Zeit-Stiftung:

Ongoing protests and recent developments prompted us to organize a follow-up Alumni meeting on Belarus. Speakers were:

Stas Gorelik is a PhD student at George Washington University (GWU) and currently visiting scholar at Bremen university at the Research Center for Eastern Europe. His research interest is elections in authoritarian regimes. He is an alumnus of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ph.D.scholarship program Trajectories of Change (2018)and he will present the results of recent polls concerning the Belarusian protests. https://politicalscience.columbian.gwu.edu/stas-gorelik

Ingo Petz is a journalist and author who is responsible for the newly installed section “Belarus” of dekoder, aninternet platform that seeks to widen the German view on Russia and Belarus through journalistic voices from Russia and Belarus which are translated into German but also through accompanying scientific articles on the subjects. He has worked in Australia, New Zealand and Azerbaijan and was a board member of the German-Belarusian Society. Ingo is an alumnus of the Marion Gräfin Dönhoff Programm (2004) of the International Journalists Programs, funded by ZEIT-Stiftung. http://www.ingopetz.com/

Hanna Liubakova is a broadcast journalist and researcher from Belarus and a research fellow at the University of Warsaw with a focus on monitoring and analysing Russian disinformation tools and measuring their reach and effectiveness. As a journalist she worked as an investigative journalist, focusing on financial and money laundering issues, including exposing state-level corruption in infrastructure in Belarus and reporting on money laundering in the London real estate market, with a focus on post-Soviet countries. She will report on the current situation in Belarus. twitter @HannaLiubakova

Moderation Maryia Rohava is researcher and expert in East European and Russian politics with university degrees in Political Science and European Studies and seven years of professional experience in the field of democracy advocacy, international affairs and public policy. She is currently Research Fellow at the University of Oslo and author of Protest without Fear and Local Governance and Government Administration in Belarus. Maryia is alumna of the ZEIT-Stiftung Ph.D.scholarship program Trajectories of Change (2016). twitter @MRohava

Also joining the discussion: Evelina Schulz, European Union Delegation to the Republic of Belarus, Deputy Head of Delegation/Head of Political, Economic, Press and Information Section and alumna of ZEIT-Stiftung through the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance (2014).