MIL OSI – Source: Belarus Digest – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Live: Ostrogorski Forum 2017. Belarus in the new environment: challenges to foreign policy, security, and identity after 2014
On 19 June 2017 the Ostrogorski Centre is holding a conference on the challenges to the Belarusian political and economic model in the new international environment, possible ways to prevent further deterioration and find solutions to major problems. The issue will be considered in the three aspects: foreign policy, security and identity.
The conference promotes the development of professional and respectful dialogue between experts with different political views. Each panel includes experts from both pro-government and independent community with journalists of leading Belarusian mass media as moderators.
The conference offers live broadcast. Videos from the conference will be spread among the stakeholders, including state bodies, media, and civil society organisations.
Agenda of the 2017 Ostrogorski Forum:
Panel 1. Normalisation of relations between Belarus and the West after 2010: problems and results
Valier Karbalievič, Analytical centre ‘Strategy’
Andrej Liachovič, Centre for Political Analysis
Siarhiej Kizima, Academy of Public Administration under the President of Belarus
Panel 2. National security and defence policy of Belarus in the conditions of economic crisis and rising international tension: achievements and failures
Aliaksandr Špakoŭski, “Cytadel” project
Dzianis Mieljancoŭ, Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (tbc)
Aliaksandr Hielahajeŭ, independent military analyst
Panel 3. The official policy of identity after 2014: was there a ‘soft Belarusianisation’?
Vadzim Mažejka, Liberal Club
Andrej Dyńko, Naša Niva newspaper
Piotra Piatroŭski, Nomos Centre