Belarus on the Eve of Presidential Elections: Challenges and Shortcomings of Transformation
The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) in collaboration with the Hiroshima
Foundation have the pleasure to invite you to a presentation on ‘Belarus on the eve of
presidential elections: challenges and shortcomings of transformation’ on Monday May 25,
14.30 – 16.00 with Professor Anatoli Mikhailov. The registration starts at 14.00.
2015-05-25 at 14:00
2015-05-25 at 16:00
Stockholm School of Economics, Room: Stora Salen, Holländargatan 32, 7th floor.
Professor Anatoli Mikhailov is the President and Founding Rector of European Humanities University (EHU) and a scholar of German philosophy. Inspired by the model of a Western liberal arts university, he founded EHU in 1992 as he sought to create an alternative to the system of education that his newly-independent country Belarus had inherited from the Soviet Union. Within a decade, EHU had become widely recognized as one of the best universities in the country, but the increasingly authoritarian government shut down EHU in Minsk when it did not conform to the new policies. Professor Mikhailov left Belarus and reestablished EHU in Vilnius with the support of donors in North America and Europe.
Professor Mikhailov is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts as well as the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences and other educational organizations. He has been given the rank of Officer in France’s Order of Academic Palms and received Germany’s prestigious Goethe Medal. He has received Hiroshima Prize for Peace and Culture awared by the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Jena.
The presentation will be introduced and chaired by Torbjörn Becker, Director at SITE. Time will be available for questions and answers after the presentation.
Date: Monday May 25, registration starts 14.00 and is followed by the lecture at 14.30-16.00. Drinks and snacks will be served after the seminar.
RSVP until Monday, 18 May 2015 using the Eventbrite registration form below or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 08-736 96 72.