The Limits of Repression
Keynote Speaker: Sasha de Vogel, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Michigan
In August 2020, a fraudulent election meant to extend President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's 26-year grip on power set off the largest protests that Belarus had ever seen. Why did protest emerge when it did, and what does it mean for the relationship between Belarus and Russia? This talk provides an overview of the recent history of protest in Belarus, emphasizing that the Lukashenka regime's severe repression largely eliminated protests for years.
Co-sponsored with the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies.
Registration is required.
Thursday, October 22 at 11:40am to 1:00pmVirtual Event