Venue: Zoom

Format: Virtual panel discussion

Working language: English and Russian

Organizers: Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations (Belarus) and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS Belarus) (Germany)

The pandemic disruption is not likely to change our world altogether, but it will clearly have profound geopolitical implications, including for international security. In order to understand those possible implications, the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations and KAS Belarus are continuing a series of virtual panels that will zoom in on strategic dilemmas facing key pillars of international security in the post-corona world.

This online event will look at the EU:

  • What specific security and geopolitical circumstances does the EU find itself in at the time of the pandemic disruption? 
  • What major security policy dilemmas is the EU facing now and is likely to face as the Covid-19 crisis is over?
  • How will the pandemic and its longer-term effects impact the EU’s status and role in the international system? 
  • What strategic implications will the (non)changing EU’s role in the world have for Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security?

Please join us for this online panel, which will be held via Zoom. To ask a question, please use the chat, which will be available during the event. Registration is required to join the Zoom session.

Please use the following link to register for the event:

Simultaneous interpretation into Russian will be provided in Zoom.


Mr. Andrius Kubilius

Member of the European Parliament, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania

Dr. Nadezhda Arbatova

Head, Department for European Political Studies, Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russia

Dr. Paul Hansbury

Associate Fellow, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Belarus

Mr. Philipp Dienstbier

Desk officer Transatlantic relations, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany


Mr. Jakob Wöllenstein

Director Country Office Belarus, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Germany

Mr. Yauheni Preiherman

Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Belarus