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The Emigration of Belarusian and Russian Academics and Institutions

Date & Time

Nov. 29, 2023
10:00am – 11:00am ET


Zoom Webinar


In the wake of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, many Russian academics left Russia for Europe and elsewhere fearing increased reprisals from university administration as well as from the state itself. In Belarus, however, this trend began over a decade earlier. This panel discussion examined how academics have rebuilt, or are rebuilding, their research, their networks, and even in some cases their entire universities.    

This event is a part of the Kennan Institute’s spotlight on Migration in Eurasia.


Andrei Zorin

Andrei Zorin

Professor and Chair of Russian, Oxford University; Member of the Board, International Teodor Shanin Foundation (Lithuania); Board of FLAS (Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Montenegro)
Krzysztof Rybinski

Krzysztof Rybiński

Rector, European Humanities University in Vilnius
Dmitry Rudenkin

Dmitry Rudenkin

Visiting Researcher, Yerevan State University; Non-resident Fellow, The Russia Program at George Washington University; Co-founder, Academic Bridges Lab

Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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