At different times Belarus Digest benefited from contribution of the following authors.
Artyom Shraibman is originally from Homel, he holds an LLB in International law from Belarusian State University. Artyom is a political correspondent and editor working for a major Belarusian informational portal TUT.BY in Minsk. He has completed internships with the German Bundestag, the newspaper “Belarusians and the Market” and worked as political correspondent at leading independent Belarusian news agency, BelaPAN. His twitter is Follow @A_Shraibman /All articles/
Volha Charnysh is a PhD Candidate in Government at Harvard University. Her dissertation focuses on the long-term effects of forced migration on economic and political development. Volha is an alumna of Smith College and comes from Hrodna, Belarus. Her personal web site is charnysh.net. Her twitter is Follow @vcharnysh / All articles/
Eimear O’Casey was a language editor on Belarus Digest. She is currently a political and security analyst on the former Soviet Union, based at a risk consultancy in London. She has lived and travelled throughout the region, and observed elections in Belarus in 2010 and 2012.
Stephen Hall was an analyst at the Ostrogorski Centre. Born in England, Stephen Hall is currently at University College London at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) doing his PhD centred on the concept of authoritarian learning. He holds a Master of Research degree from the University of Birmingham Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies.
Aleś Alachnovič is the Vice President at the think tank CASE Belarus and a PhD candidate at the Warsaw School of Economics. He graduated from the London School of Economics and the Warsaw School of Economics (under professor Leszek Balcerowicz’s supervision). He also studied management at the National Taiwan University. Previously, Aleś worked in McKinsey and the National Bank of Poland. He is originally from Minsk. /All articles/
Devin Ackles was a former editor for Belarus Digest and its regular contributor. Devin has over 5 years of experience working in Kazakhstan and Ukraine. He is an alumnus of Michigan State University, Columbia University and Middlebury College’s Davis School of Russia. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine in 2011-2012. His interests include the corruption, Customs Union, European Integration, EU policy and energy policy. His twitter is Follow @DevinAckles / All articles/
Tatsiana Kulakevich is a PhD candidate in Political Science at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her specialties include International Relations, Eastern European politics and Quantitative Methods. Tatsiana holds her MA in International Relations from New York University and is originally from Brest region, Belarus. Her twitter is @TatsianaK / All articles/
Yauheni Preiherman is Policy Director of the Discussion and Analytical Society Liberal Club in Minsk. He was born in Vitsebsk and holds a BA in International Relations from the Belarusian State University. He also completed an MA in European Politics from Sussex University in the United Kingdom. His tweeter is @YPreiherman / All articles/
Vadzim Bylina is a freelance journalist based in Minsk. He was born and grew up in Asipovichy and holds a BA in Political Science from European Humanity University (Vilnius). He also completed an MA in Cultural Studies from Warsaw University./All articles/
George Plaschinsky is a graduate of the London School of Economics where he studied political economy under the OESS scholarship financed by the European Commission. He worked for various international projects in the United Kingdom and Russia. George also holds a bachelor’s degree from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) where he chaired the International Students Association for several years. /All articles/
Nadine Lashuk is a German political scientist, currently working on the first German-Belarusian binational PhD thesis. A graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Lille, France and the Institute for International Relations at Vilnius University, Nadine has worked as a Director of the Media Academy in Minsk and has coordinated several international projects. Her personal website is nadine.lashuk.info. /All articles/
Darya Firsava is a Minsk-based lawyer working on her PhD and leading a number of educational projects in Belarus. She worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and a top-tier Belarusian law firm. Darya authored a number of articles in the area of international economic and commercial law. She holds an honours degree from the Belarusian State University in International Law. Darya was born in Tambov, Russia./All articles/
Alexander Čajčyc is a consultant working in Moscow, Russia. Alexander’s background is in management consulting, audit, NGO management and political analysis. Alexander is educated at the Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation. His web site is www.cajcyc.org. /All articles/
Andrei Liakhovich directs the Center for Political Education in Minsk. He graduated with a degree in political science from the Belarusian State University in 1997. He co-authored several books and authored a number of articles on internal and foreign policy of Belarus. /All articles/
Aliaksandr Filipau is the Dean of Extended Education Faculty at the Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts and an expert at the Discussion and Analytical Society Liberal Club. He has a PhD in Political Science from the Academy of Public Administration in Minsk. In 2009-2013, he worked as Senior Analyst at the Information-Analytical Center under the Administration of the President of Belarus. The areas of his research interests: public administration, international relations, Arabic and Middle Eastern studies, Belarusian public policy. /All articles/
Galina Dzesiatava was a contributor to Belarus Digest on the topics of gender equality, women’s rights, migration, and travel. She holds a Master Degree from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston, USA. She currently works for a Boston-based NGO specializing in abuser education programmes, and consults for UN Agencies. Galina holds a BA degree in linguistics from Minsk State Linguistic University and is originally from both Homyel and Brest. /All articles/
Jeremy Coppock was a language editor on Belarus Digest. He holds a BA in Slavic Languages from the University of Washington and is currently working on an International MA in Russian and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow and Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He was a Fulbright fellow at the Belarusian State Economic University in Minsk and has also worked in Moscow