In this walk-through event, students will present posters based on their findings from the 2021-2022 Winter break research project "Belarus: Media Dissidences in the Face of Authoritarianism." Students examined the aftermath of the August 2020 elections in Belarus and Alexander Lukashenko’s attempt to hold onto power through attacks on the opposition and media. The posters will present individual reports that analyze Belarus' recent history (from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the 2020 elections), focus on the role of the opposition movement and the media, and draw conclusions about the future of Belarus and challenges to democracies in Europe more broadly.
This is a walk-through session, and attendees are welcome to spend time with the presenters and their posters and engage in meaningful conversation about the rise of authoritarianism and a struggling democratic order.
This event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.