The American Uprising and Revolution in Belarus – Princeton in dialogue with Belarussian students in exile at the European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Thursday, January 28, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Thursday, January 28, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Is the current US uprising focused, for now, on equality, justice, and civil rights ––initiated largely by Black Lives Matter––related to the ongoing revolution in Belarus? Other recent protests suggest connections between worldwide movements, such as in Greece (2012) against austerity policies, France (2018) for economic justice, Great Britain (2016) for Brexit against membership in Europe, Ukraine (2013) against corruption, the Middle East and Asia against authoritarian regimes, and everywhere for addressing global warming. What are student goals in these protests? How do you propose communicating with people who hold opposing views on politics or assumptions about change?

What to expect:
This event features a group of 3-4 Princeton students in dialogue with 3-4 undergraduate students from partner universities in Europe. Questions and commentary from the audience will also be invited. We aim to broaden the conversation on the Princeton campus around these important recent and ongoing events, by inviting a comparative international perspective.  

Meet the facilitator:
This panel is co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, the Program for Community Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), and Service Focus at the Pace Center for Civic Engagement. Prof. John Borneman (Anthropology) will moderate the panel.

You must register in advance for this meeting, please click HERE.

Sponsored by
Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society