EHU News

  • December 2013

    EHU to moderate discussion on Russia's influence at Yale Club of New York

    Panelists from EHU will discuss "Does Russia Call the Shots in Eastern Europe?" at the Yale Club of New York. The discussion, sponsored by the Yale Global Alumni Leadership Exchange (YaleGALE) in cooperation with Friends of EHU, will focus on recent events in Ukraine and elsewhere in East Central Europe that bear witness to a resurgence of Russia's interest and influence and a revival of East-West tensions in the region.

    The program will feature remarks by EHU Lecturer and Academic Director of the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies (BISS) Dr. Alexei Pikulik and will be moderated by EHU Vice-Rector for Development and Communication Dr. Darius Udrys. Also participating will be External Policy Advisor to the President of the European Parliament Arnoldas Pranckevičius and Goodrich C. White Professor of Political Science at Emory University and Visiting Scholar at Harvard University Dr. Thomas F. Remington.

    The panel will examine a variety of timely issues and questions including Russia's goals, its prospects for success, and the factors that are driving Russia's active re-engagement in East Central Europe.

    The discussion will take place on March 26 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and is open to the public, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to

  • December 2013

    Majority of EHU alumni have jobs and reside in Belarus

    More than 60% of EHU alumni reside in Belarus and the vast majority have jobs. These and other data on EHU alumni were gleaned from EHU's recently completed first-ever all-alumni survey. More than 90% of EHU alumni are employed and a vast majority agree that EHU helped prepare them to succeed.

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  • December 2013

    Bў-ROOM presents Belarusian activists under one roof

    EHU, together with Belarus's finest civic activists, participates in the Bў-ROOM—a creative civic space. Bў-ROOM will draw attention to civic activism and action in and around Belarus—the European Union's closest geographical neighbor that remains an outlier within the framework of the Eastern Partnership.

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  • October 2013

    Head of Gender Studies Center wins international research award

    The Director of the European Humanities University's Center for Gender Studies and Associate Professor at Western Michigan University's Department of Sociology Prof. Elena Gapova has been named a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award in Slavic and East European Gender Studies.

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  • April 2013

    Students and faculty to discuss democracy at George Washington University

    EHU students, faculty, and leaders will take part in two special events at George Washington University (GWU) in Washington, DC on Monday, April 8. Please join us!

    An EHU delegation will meet with GWU law students to discuss the human rights situation and life in Belarus. The delegation will then participate in a panel discussion on democracy building in Eastern European neighborhood.

    Event deadline is past.
  • December 2012

    EHU and Belarusian Americans discuss Belarusian identity issues

    A delegation of European Humanities University (EHU) faculty, students, and administrators met with representatives of the Belarusian American Association at the Belarusian Civic Hall in New York City. Read more (

  • December 2012

    EHU representatives discuss Belarus at Columbia University and Washington briefings

    EHU Lecturer in Political Science Tatsiana Chulitskaya and Maryia Sliaptsova, a second-year international law student, addressed a variety of audiences in the United States in December about their recent experiences while monitoring parliamentary elections in Belarus.Read more (linked to EHU web-site story

  • April, 2012

    EHU Celebrates its 20th Anniversary in DC and NYC May 8 and 9

    The European Humanities University and the Friends of EHU invite you to a celebration of EHU's 20th anniversary in Washington, DC and New York City on the 8th and 9th of May, respectively. Programs honoring the 20th anniversary and continuing impact of EHU will feature current students along with remarks by the University's Founding Rector Anatoli Mikhailov and other special guests. The students, a living example of civic education in action, will discuss the challenges and rewards of attending EHU and what EHU means to them and their country, Belarus.

    The celebration in Washington DC is organized jointly with the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Woodrow Wilson Center and will take place on May 8th at the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. To attend the event, please RSVP to:

    EHU's 20th anniversary celebration in New York City will take place on May 9th at the Kosciuszko Foundation from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. To attend, please RSVP to:

    Both events are generously sponsored by the American Councils for International Education - EHU's partner in the United States. The celebration in New York is also sponsored by the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in New York.

    EHU is a private, non-profit liberal arts university founded in Minsk in 1992. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the university has been headquartered in Vilnius, Lithuania since authorities expelled it from Belarus in 2004. It serves nearly 2,000 mostly Belarusian students, offering undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate degree programs and promoting research in the humanities and social sciences.

  • March, 2012

    EU Observer: Education used as weapon against young people in Belarus

    In Belarus, the government appoints and dismisses university heads, who collaborate with Belarus's KGB in monitoring student and faculty activities. Students are regularly expelled for expressing their views. A recent article in the EU Observer cites approximately 700 such cases since 2006.

    Noting this factor, the European Students Union recently recommended against approval of Belarus's application to become a member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). As Allan Päll, Chair of the European Students Union, puts it: "Even though Belarus might fulfill formal criteria to join the EHEA, it should not become part of it as there is no such thing as academic freedom in Belarus."

  • February, 2012

    March 29th: Powerhouse DC Law Firm Alston & Bird Hosts EHU's Moot Court Team

    EHU's Moot Court team will participate in the 53rd invitational Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, DC. The four third- and fourth-year law students will be guests at a reception hosted by Alston & Bird at their offices (Atlantic Building 950 F Street, NW). The reception on Thursday, March 29th is at 6:30-8:00 p.m. A short program from 6:45-7:00 p.m. is designed to leave ample time for conversation and interaction.

  • February, 2012

    Save the Date! May 8th—EHU 20th Anniversary Celebration in DC

    The first of EHU's 20th Anniversary celebrations takes place on May 8, 2012 in Washington, DC. The day starts with a buffet lunch program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and ends with an evening special event co-hosted by the Swedish and the Lithuanian Embassies. The program, commemorating EHU's founding in Minsk in 1992, will feature current EHU students and faculty as well as experts and other supporters in a celebration of EHU's innovative educational strategy, courageous perseverance, and continuing defense of academic freedom in the face of authoritarian intimidation.

  • February, 2012

    EHU Leaders Discuss Belarus with Atlantic Council Experts: Invitation Only Event in DC

    EHU Rector Prof. Anatoli Mikhailov and Head of EHU's History Department Prof. Pavel Tereshkovich will discuss the "Authoritarian Slippery Slope: The Case of Belarus" with a select group of foreign policy and regional experts. The roundtable will take place at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC on March 1, 2012 and is by invitation only.

  • Dec. 7, 2010

    Leading a University in Exile - Inside Higher Ed

    The European Humanities University may be unique in the world, in that it operates today completely as a university in exile.

  • May 31, 2010

    U.S. Ambassador receives Friends of EHU

    The Ambassador of the United States to Lithuania, Mrs. Anne E. Derse, receives Friends of EHU on May 31 as they prepare to join more than 550 representatives of government, business, academia from the Baltic Sea Region.


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