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    For those who understand the importance of academic freedom to a free and prosperous society, the European Humanities University (EHU) is a beacon of hope—the only Belarusian university that has succeeded in escaping the Belarusian government's ideological control—and an engine for the future integration of Belarus into the family of democratic nations.

    Based in Vilnius since its forced closure in Minsk in 2004, EHU provides students from Belarus and the region with an education in the humanities and social sciences in a free and democratic environment—an opportunity no longer available in Belarus today.

    Friends of EHU are committed to:

    • Supporting EHU so that it can fulfill its mission of providing a high quality liberal arts education that stresses personal responsibility, critical inquiry, and academic freedom
    • Educating students from Belarus to use their talents to move their country in the direction of openness and democracy so that it could rejoin the family of democratic nations

    Please consider joining Friends of EHU, a US-based 501(c)(3) organization registered in Washington DC, by making a gift to support EHU. Your gift can help cover the costs of tuition and accommodations, and provide a monthly allowance for living expenses and health insurance to a promising EHU student.

    By joining Friends of EHU and making a donation today, you can give a student from Belarus the gift of academic freedom.

    To join Friends of EHU, please contact Development Manager Olga Romanenko. To make a donation today, please use the donation form provided by American Councils for International Education, which accepts donations on behalf of EHU, can provide a letter that acknowledges your gift for tax purposes, and transmits 100% of the amount to EHU.

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  • May 2014

    US Assistant Secretary of State: Response to Ukraine is slow, but not late

    The political crisis in Ukraine has increased transatlantic solidarity and awareness of the Eastern European region, says Tom Malinowski, US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. In a meeting with students on EHU's campus, Malinowski discussed the West's response to events in Ukraine, prospects for change in Belarus, and the power of education in advancing the process of democratic transformation.

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  • April 2014

    Experts on EHU panel: Ukraine needs long-term transition support

    The EU and US should ensure there is a long-term strategy to support Ukraine in its transition, experts told an audience of more than 50 at an EHU-moderated luncheon discussion in Washington, DC.

    "Kyiv and After: Ukraine, Russia, and the West" took place at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and featured remarks by former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine John Tefft, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow and President of Friends of EHU Robert Nurick, Director of the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute Matthew Rojansky, and Oleh Shamshur, former ambassador of Ukraine to the United States and current foreign policy advisor to Ukrainian politician Vitali Klitschko. The panel discussed Ukraine's precarious situation, Russia's strategy and tactics in the region, and the West's response and interests.

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  • March 2014

    Russia's actions are no surprise, EHU-moderated panel tells Yale Club audience

    Russia's annexation of the Crimea in response to the collapse of Ukraine's pro-Russian government is an extension of existing policy in Russia's "near abroad" and a warning to Moldova and Georgia not to pursue European integration, said experts featured at an EHU-moderated panel discussion "Does Russia Call the Shots in Eastern Europe?"

    The discussion, moderated by EHU Vice-Rector for Development and Communications Dr. Darius Udrys, took place on March 26 at the Yale Club of New York and drew an audience of more than 100, among which were Yale University alumni and members of the Belarusian and Lithuanian communities of New York City.

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  • December 2013

    EHU co-hosts discussion at Columbia University

    EHU, together with Columbia University's Harriman Institute and East Central European Center and the Balassi Institute (New York), co-hosts a discussion: "The Internal Other in East Central Europe."

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