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Sep 28

Conference on the Implications of the East European Elections: Ukraine and Belarus

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

The state of Ukrainian and Belorussian politics has raised concerns in Washington: Government-led crackdowns on political rivals, problematic relationships with Russia and the economic challenges prevent the two states from integrating into Euro-Atlantic space. Both countries are facing pivotal elections: presidential in Ukraine and parliamentary in Belarus. Oligarchic competition in Ukraine and President Lukashenka's authoritarian ambitions in Belarus threaten to derail democracy in both countries. The outcome of these elections is pivotal to American and Russian ties with both nations. Join us as our distinguished group scholars offer their unique perspective on these important issues.

More About the Speakers

Hon. Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ)
U.S. House of Representatives

Nadia Diuk
Director of Central Europe and Eurasia,
National Endowment for Democracy

Taras Kuzio
Visiting Professor,
The George Washington University

Stephen Nix
Director, Eurasia, International Republican Institute

Douglas Seay
Professional Staff Member,
International Relations Committee,
U.S. House of Representatives

Damon Wilson
Director Central,
Eastern and Northern European Affairs,
National Security Council

Eugene Fischel
Senior Analyst,
Office of Russian and Eurasian Analysis,
Bureau of Intelligence and Research,
United States Department of State

Hosted By

Ariel Cohen, Ph.D. Ariel Cohen, Ph.D.

Visiting Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Policy in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy, a division of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, at The Heritage Foundation Read More