International Virtual Alumni Meeting


Ongoing protests and recent developments prompted us to organize a follow-up Alumni meeting on Belarus. Join us on zoom with following speakers:

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. 

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.

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).
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There may be one or two additions to this panel. The event will be in English and it will not be recorded.

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