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The Center for Belarusian Studies invites applications for the post of Visiting Scholar for the 2013-14 academic year. Since 2006 the purpose of this program has been to encourage the professional development of carefully selected scholars engaged in academic research about Belarus. The primary disciplines of each scholar vary. Typically, the visiting scholars are recent graduates of master’s programs or are currently enrolled in a doctoral program (or their equivalents) in specializations that contribute to the discourse about Belarus. In addition, they should be native speakers of Belarusian and have a demonstrated commitment not only to returning to Belarus following the program, but to working actively toward that country’s societal renaissance. Preference will be given to applicants who have not yet participated in initiatives in the United States.

Candidates should also demonstrate professional knowledge of spoken and written English, including the ability to give lectures, teach an undergraduate course about Belarus, and engage in other public speaking in English. Visiting scholars may expect to spend up to one-two years in the United States under this program.

Deadline for submission is March 1, 2013. Please note that the interview stage will begin in the last week of March.

For a full description and application procedures please follow this link.


HR Support by Pompeo: trip to Washington








The Center for Belarusian Studies would like to express its thanks to Congressman Mike Pompeo for serving as a co-sponsor for HR 515 Belarus Democracy and Human Rights Act of 2011.

Pompeo and his staff responded quickly to the CBS’s request for sponsorship made by Dr. Survilla and Ambassador Swartz during a visit to the Congressman’s offices in Washington in April of 2011. The legislation is in continuing support of media broadcasts for the people of Belarus in their own language. It also includes criteria that the government of Belarus must meet in order to end U.S. sanctions including: the release of political prisoners from the 2010 presidential election; the prosecution of the senior leadership responsible for the violations of human rights in connection with the presidential election; and the removal of politically motivated legal charges against opposition activists and journalists in connection with that election. Congressman Pompeo represents the 4th district of Kansas which is the home base for the Center for Belarusian Studies.

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