Dzianis Melyantsou

Coordinator, Belarus's Foreign Policy Programme

Dzianis Melyantsou is the coordinator of the Belarus’s Foreign Policy 
Programme of the Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations. A graduate of the
 History Department at Mahilou State University, he then studied at the 
Institute for International Relations and Political Sciences in
 Vilnius (Lithuania), where he defended his MA thesis in 2006
 (International Relations and Diplomacy). He also holds an MA in 
International Relations from the Belarusian State University (Minsk).

In 2007-2017 Dzianis worked as a senior analyst at the Belarusian 
Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS). Concurrently, in 2006-2009 he 
lectured at the European Humanities University in Vilnius. He 
specializes in Belarus’s foreign policy, Belarus-EU and Belarus-US 
relations, international and European security.