The American Uprising and Revolution in Belarus – Princeton in dialogue with Belarusian students in exile at the European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania
From Jack Allen on February 13th, 2021
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?
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.
Moderators: John Borneman (Professor of Anthropology. Director, Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society. Acting Director, Program in Ethnographic Studies) and Andrew Moravcsik (Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Director, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination)
This panel is co-sponsored by the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society, the Program for Community Engaged Scholarship (ProCES), Service Focus at the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination.