Was organizer/panel chair/presenter/discussant/papers co-author at almost 200 national and international conferences/symposia/colloquia in Belarus/Europe/North and South America/Japan. Selected papers and presentations include:

  1. Paper “Media and Evolution of Public Opinion on Russia in Belarus in comparative perspective” accepted at the ASEEES Annual Convention, San Francisco, December 23-26, 2019

  2. Co-authored paper “Social media data as a window on disinformation campaign strategies” presented at the Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Convention, Washington D.C., May 24-28, 2019

  3. Co-authored paper “Information Warfare Against U.S. Voters: An Analysis of the Russian Ads Targeting U.S. Facebook Users, 2015-2017” presented at the Annual AAPOR Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 16-19, 2019   

  4. Presentation “Impact of Russian Media on Belarus and on the Other Countries in the East Slavic Triangle” at the Annual Convention of ASEEES, Boston, USA, December 6-9, 2018

  5. Paper “Independent Public Opinion Polling vs. Authoritarian State (A case of Belarus)” accepted at the Annual Conference of AAPOR, Denver, USA, May 16-19, 2018

  6. Presentation “Reshuffling Social Stratification and Its Consequences in the East Slavic Triangle" at the Annual Convention of ASEEES, Chicago, USA, November 9-12, 2017

  7. Presentation “Change and diversity in Russian public opinion on the USA" at 72nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), New Orleans, USA, May 18-21, 2017

  8. Chair and discussant of Panel "Belarus: Domestic Events and Outside Actors," Presentation “Changing Boundaries of Media Freedom in Belarus” at the Annual Convention of ASEEES, Washington D.C., USA, November 17-20, 2016

  9. Co-authored paper "Pulling the Curtain Behind Anti-Americanism in Russia: An Examination of Two Theoretical Approaches” presented at the Annual AAPOR Conference, Austin, May 12-15, 2016  

  10. Presentation “Belarus in the mirror of public opinion” at Kennan Institute Event “Belarus: Between a Rock and a Hard Place," Washington D.C., USA, March 3, 2016

  11. Presentation “Belarusian Presidential Elections of 2015: Point of Bifurcation?” at 47 Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Philadelphia, USA, November 19-22, 2015

  12. Presentation “Belarus before Elections: No Worry for the President” at Kennan Institute Symposium "Belarus before Elections," Washington D.C., USA, September 11, 2015

  13. Presentation “Soviet Historical Memory and Current Politics in Belarus” at IX World Congress of ICCEES, Tokyo, Japan, August 3-8, 2015

  14. Head of Panel “Politics of Memory” at IX World Congress of ICCEES, Tokyo, Japan, August 3-8, 2015

  15. Presentation “Media in Post-Soviet Belarus: Between Democratization and Reinforcing Authoritarianism” at the International Conference "Media and Democratization in Post-Soviet Nations," Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, D.D., USA, September 24-25, 2013

  16. Presentation “Peculiarities of Belarusian Authoritarianism and Its Influence on Regime Dynamics in Russia and Ukraine” at the International Conference “1913-2013 for Eurasia: A Great Experiment or a Lost Century?” Osaka University of Economics and Law, Osaka, Japan, August 9-10, 2013

  17. Presentation “Belarus Civil Society at Risk: the Role of Citizens and the State Today" at the International NGO Conference Representatives to the Council of Europe "Democracy at Risk: The Role of Citizens and the State Today," Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, 25-28 June 2012

  18. Speaker and Co-Chairman of Organizing Committee of the International Conference “Future of Belarus”, IISEPS-CEES-USAID, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 25-26, 2012  

  19. Presentation "Public Opinion and Evolution of Values in Belarus" at the International Conference "Studies of Public Opinion and Evolution of Values in Post-Communist Countries," Warsaw Scholl of Social Psychology, Poland, April 26-27, 2012   

  20. Presentation "Peculiarities of Public Opinion Studies in Independent Belarus" at the International Colloquium "Studies of Public Opinion in Eastern Europe," FORSA Institute, Berlin, Germany, April 20, 2012 

  21. Presentation "Belarusian Society after the Economic Crisis" at the International Conference "Third Sector and Belarus Prospects," Stefan Batory Foundation, Warsaw, Poland, March 15-16, 2012 

  22. Presentation "Consequences of the Economic Crisis in the Mirror of Public Opinion" at the International Seminar "Belarus Today: Potential for Changes," Chatham House, London, UK, December 12, 2011

  23. Presentation "Where Belarusians Are Going To?" at the International Conference "Berlin-Warsaw-Minsk," Wroclaw, Poland, November 14, 2011 

  24. Presentation Belarus Problems and Perspectives in the Mirror of Public Opinion" at the International Seminar "Twenty Years of Independent Belarus," Washington, DC, Carnegie Endowment, October 26, 2011

  25. Presentation "Media in Belarus: Socialism with a Capitalist Face" at the International Conference "Contemporary Perspectives of Journalism and Media Evolution in Central Europe," Kaunas, Lithuania, Vitas Magnus University, October 14, 2011 

  26. Presentation "Peculiarities of Belarus at the International Colloquium "Twenty Years of Post-Communist Transformations in Europe and NIS," Ljubljana, Slovenia, Center for Studies in Post-Communist Economics, September 23-24, 2011  

  27. Paper "Spiral of Silence" in Election Campaigns in Post-Communist Society," at the 62d Conference of The World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) "Public Opinion and Survey Research in a Changing World," Switzerland, Lausanne, September 11-13, 2009

  28. Presentation of books published by IISEPS in 1999-2008, at the Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Political Science Association (APSA), Canada, Toronto, September 3-6, 2009

  29. Presentation "Independent Social Science under Authoritarian Pressure," at the International Symposium "The Battle of Ideas Still Rages: Attacks on Academic Freedom in the 21st Century”, USA, New York, Columbia University, September 23-24, 2008 

  30. Presentation "Survey Research in Emerging Democracies: the Case of Belarus," at the 61st Conference of The World/American Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR/AAPOR) "Polls for Public Good," New Orleans, USA, May 13-15, 2008 

  31. Presentation “From University Scholar to Rescue Scholar” at the University of Tennessee Sen. Baker Center for Public Policy, USA, Tennessee, Knoxville, April 2, 2008   

  32. Paper "Belarus on the "Huntington Line": Media and Democracy," at the "Freedom, Media and Democracy in Eastern Europe" Conference, Freiburg, Switzerland, June 22-23, 2007.

  33. Presentation “The State and Public Opinion Polls: a Gloomy Case of Belarus” at the “Right for Assembly and Freedom of Expression in Europe” Conference, Vienna, Austria, March 29-30, 2007.

  34. Presentation “Perspectives of Belarus-Russia Relations” at the “Russia Today” Roundtable, Chatham House, London, UK, February 1, 2007.

  35. Presentation “Role of Media and Communications in Human Rights Defense: a Case of Belarus” at the “Defense of Human Rights in Belarus” Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, December 9-10, 2006.

  36. Presentation “Public Opinion on the Presidential Elections in Belarus” at the “Perspectives for Belarus after Presidential Elections” Conference, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 25-26, 2006.

  37. Presentation "EU and Belarus Prospects through Public Opinion" at the "EU and Belarus: Ways to Cooperation," Brussels, Belgium, March 26-29, 2006.

  38. Presentation “EU Enlargement and Belarus: Hopes and Fears” at the “Ways of Belarus Development in the Context of EU Enlargement” Conference, Brussels, Belgium, November 3-5, 2005.

  39. Presentation “Role of Think tanks in Public Policy in Belarus” at the “Role of Think tanks in Public Policy” Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 5-7, 2005 

  40. Presentation “Corruption in Belarus through Public Opinion” at the “Fighting Corruption in the Transitional Countries” Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, May 30-June 1, 2005.

  41. Presentation “Shifts in Belarusian Public Opinion during Independence” at the “Belarus on the Crossroads of Post-Communism” Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, May 23-24, 2005.

  42. Presentation “Future of Democracy in “Wider Europe”: Belarusian Challenge” at the “New Challenges for Democracy” Conference, Bratislava, Slovakia, February 19-20, 2005

  43. Presentation “Belarus and Wider Europe: Partner or Hindrance?” at the “Agenda for “Wider Europe” Conference, Vienna, Austria, May 21-23, 2004

  44. Presentation “Belarus after Referendum and General Elections” at the “Test for Eastern Politics: Elections in Belarus and Ukraine” Conference, Warsaw, Poland, November 5-6, 2004.

  45. Presentation “Expectations for Changes” at the “Belarus on the Eve of Parliamentary Elections” Seminar, Bonn, Deutsche Welle, Bonn, Germany, October 8-9, 2004. 

  46. Presentation “Internet as Factor for Democratization in Belarus” at the “By’2003” Conference, Minsk, March 23-24, 2003

  47. Presentation “Development of Academic Specialty “Information and Communication” in Belarus” at the “Future Challenges for Communication in Western and Eastern Europe” Conference, Malaga, Spain, March 2-3, 2003

  48. Presentation “Belarus: Uncertain Country in the Heart of Europe?” at the “Media Coverage of Belarus: A Model for Dealing with Consequences of EU Enlargement” Conference, Dortmund, Germany, February 7-8, 2003

  49. Speaker and Chairman of Organizing Committee of the Conference “Formation of Public Opinion and Policy in Belarus”, Minsk, Belarus, February 7-8, 2002.

  50. Presentation “Public Opinion in Belarus” at the “Social and Political Development in Belarus” Seminar, Berlin, December 5-6, 2002.

  51. Presentation “Media and Communication Research in Belarus” at the “Media and Communication research in Europe” Seminar, Hamburg, Germany, December 16-17, 2002.

  52. Presentation “Relevant Indicators for Media Research in Belarus” at the “Indicators for Media Research in European Trans-integration” Conference, Dortmund, Germany, May 23-25, 2002.

  53. Presentation “Role of Think Tanks in Social Transformations in Belarus” at the “Think Tanks as Catalysts of social transformations”, Romania, Constanta, May 3-6, 2002.

  54. Presentation “Ten years of independence: lessons from Belarus” at the “Ten years of Democratic Transformations” Conference, Warsaw, Poland, April 13-15, 2002.

  55. Presentation “Peculiarities of Public Opinion Monitoring in Belarus” at the “Public Opinion Research in Central and Eastern Europe” Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, March 12-14, 2002.

  56. Presentation “Media and Political Transformations in Belarus” at the “Post-Communist Political Transformations” Workshop, USC, Los Angels, USA, December 3-4, 2001.

  57. Presentation “Post-Communist Dilemma: Aristocracy vs. Democracy or New Challenges to Media and Politics” at the II Sakharov Congress, Moscow, Russia, November 21-22, 2001

  58. Presentation “Elections as a Factor of Democratic Development in Belarus” at the “Role of Elections in a Democratic Development” workshop, London, UK, June 4-5, 2001. 

  59. Presentation “Development of communication landscape in Belarus” at the “Trans-integration of the European Communication Landscape: major factors of change” Conference, Dortmund, Germany, May 24-26, 2001.

  60. Presentation “Media and Democracy in Belarus” at the “Media and Democracy: European-Asian Prospects” Conference, Bellagio, Italy, April 9-13, 2001.

  61. Presentation “Belarus as a Factor of Russian’s Foreign and Security Policies” at the “Russian’s Foreign and Security Policies” Conference, Wilton Park, UK, March 12-16, 2001.

  62. Presentation “Dynamics of Radio Liberty Audience Development in Belarus” at the “Problems and Prospects for radio Liberty development in Belarus” Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic, January 13-15, 2001.

  63. Speaker and Chairman of Organizing Committee of the Conference “Information and Analytical Infrastructure for Private Enterprise in Belarus”, Minsk, Belarus, March 3-4, 2000.

  64. Presentation “Problems and Prospects of post-Communist Transformation: a Case of Belarus” at the International Symposium “Japan-Russia-Belarus: Prospects for Cooperation”, Tokyo, Japan, September 20-21, 2000        

  65. Presentation “Social-political Development of Belarus in International Context” at the “Turkey-Belarus: Prospects for Cooperation” Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, July 17-18, 2000.

  66. Presentation “Media and Social Transformations in Independent Belarus” at the “Media and Communications in Cross-border Cooperation” Conference, Dortmund, Germany, May 10-12, 2000.

  67. Presentation “Think Tanks on the Belarus Knowledge Market” at the “Global Development Network: Bridging Knowledge and policy” Conference, Bonn, Germany, December 5-8, 1999.

  68. Presentation “Elections as a Mechanism of Social Transformation in Belarus” at the “Russia on the way to Presidential Elections” Conference, Wilton Park, UK, October 11-14, 1999.

  69. Presentation “Electoral resources for Belarusian Democracy” at the “Democratic revolution in Central and Eastern Europe: Ten Years After” Conference, Budapest, June 15-17, 1999.

  70. Presentation Speaker and Chairman of Organizing Committee of the Conference “Role of Youth in the Development of Civil Society in Belarus”, Minsk, Belarus, September 24-25, 1999.

  71. Presentation “Media and Advocacy: Belarus Success Story” at the “Building Co-operation among Media Policy Research and Advocacy Centers”, Bellagio, Italy, November 23-27, 1998

  72. Presentation “Role of Think Tanks in Strategy reforms Planning” at the “Strategy of Reforms: Seven Years After the Break-up” Conference, Moscow, Russia, September 14-16, 1998

  73. Presentation “Role of Media in Recent Political and Economic Developments in Belarus” at the “Recent Political and Economic Developments in Belarus» Roundtable, ILHR, New York, USA, June 17, 1998

  74. Presentation “Promoting Independent and Pluralistic Media in Belarus” at the “Promoting Independent and Pluralistic Media” UN/UNESCO European Seminar, Sofia, Bulgaria, September 10-13, 1997

  75. Presentation “Problems of Media regulations in Belarus” at the “Media Regulations” UNESCO Seminar, Paris, France, March 13-14, 1997 

  76. Presentation “Peculiarities of Media and Communications in Belarus” at the 10th Congress of French Association of Information and Communication Sciences “Infocom-96”, Grenoble, France, November 14-16, 1996”

  77. Presentation “Role of Media in Public Policy in Belarus” at the 5th Congress of French Association of Political Sciences, Aix-en-Provence, France, April 23-26, 1996

  78. Speaker and Chairman of Organizing Committee of the Conference “Formation of Public Leaders in Post-Communist Belarus”, Minsk, Belarus, June 16-17, 1996.

  79. Presentation “Role of Media and think tanks in Public policy in Belarus” at the “CEE Public Policy Institutes: Their Role Today and Strategies for the Future” Seminar, Budapest, Hungary, September 27-29, 1995

  80. Presentation “Future of Journalism in Post-Communist Belarus” at "The Future of Journalism in the Information Society" Symposium, Leipzig, Germany, May 29-31, 1994  

  81. Co-Chairman of Sociological Section/Paper at the XIX Conference of IAMCR, Seoul, Korea, July 3-8, 1994.

  82. Presentation “State vs. Media: a case of Belarus” at the 4th Working Group on Television/Radio Autonomy and the State, Commission on Radio and Television Policy Headed by President Carter, Washington D.C., USA, May 4-7, 1994

  83. Presentation “Government and the Media in Belarus” at the “Government and the Media in Countries of the Former Soviet Block” Conference, Washington, D.C., USA, April 10-12, 1994

  84. Speaker and Co-Chairman of Organizing Committee at the Conference "Economic Reforms in Post-Communist Society: Liberal Choice", Minsk, Belarus, November 19-21, 1993.

  85. Participant and co-author of The Bratislava Declaration "The Right to Communicate in the Post Cold War Period" within the NG0-Forum on Human Rights of the United Nations World Conference in Vienna, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 10-11, 1993

  86. Presentation “Media market in Belarus” at the “Free Market Economics and Media” ATLAS/TIMBRO Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, August 22-23, 1993

  87. Presentation “Media Perspectives in Post-Communist Belarus” at the IAMCR Conference ”Europe in Turmoil: Global Perspectives”, Dublin, Ireland, June 23-27, 1993. 

  88. Speaker and Chairman of the International Colloquium "The Right to Communicate in Transition Society", Kiev, Ukraine, September 20-22, 1993.

  89. Speaker and Co-Chairman of the International Symposium “Problems of Transition from Totalitarianism to Democracy", Belarus, Minsk, July 6-7, 1992.

  90. Presentation “Media Audience Development in Belarus” at the 28th IAMCR Conference “Communications and New Technologies”, Guaruja, Brazil, August 16-21, 1992

  91. Speaker and Co-Chairman of Organizing Committee at the Colloquium "Interaction of Media, Public and Power in Democratization Process", Minsk, Belarus, November 27-30, 1991.

  92. Presentation “Alternative Media in the USSR” at the “Soviet Samizdat” Conference, Oxford, UK, October 1-4, 1991.

  93. Presentation “Media Audience Research in the USSR” at the 27th IAMCR Conference, Lake Bled, Yugoslavia, August 26-30, 1990.

  94. Presentation “Media and Communication Development in the USSR” at the 4th Congress of French Association of Information and Communication Sciences “Infocom-90”, Aix-en-Provence, France, May 24-26, 1990. 

  95. Presentation “Media and Democratization in the USSR” at the 2nd International Colloquium “Media and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe”, Piran, Yugoslavia, September 12-15, 1989. 



  1. Institute of Security and Intelligence Studies, King University, TN, USA, February 2018.

  2. Department of Political Science and International Relations, Middle Tennessee State University, USA, October 2017.

  3. Department of Political Science, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, April 2009.

  4. Department of International Relations, University of Leuven, Belgium, November 2005  

  5. Department of Communication, University of Malaga, Spain, November 2003.

  6. Department of Communication, University Paris-III, France, November 2003.

  7. Department of Communication, Aix-Marseille University I, France, November 2003.

  8. Osteuropa Centrum, Berlin Town Hall, December 2002

  9. Department of Radio-TV- Film and the Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Texas, Austin, USA, November 2001.

  10. Department of Journalism and Communication, Florida International University, USA, November 2001.

  11. Unruh Institute for Political Studies, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, October 2001.

  12. California State University in Chico, USA, September 1998.

  13. Slavic Studies Department, University of California in Berkeley, USA, September 1998.

  14. Center for International Private Enterprise, Washington, D.C., USA, May 1998.

  15. NATO Headquarters, Mons, Belgium, October 1998.

  16. Vilnius Summit of Presidents of Eastern European countries, Lithuania, Vilnius, September 1997.

  17. Department of Communication, Humberside University, Hull, UK, March 1997.

  18. Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France, January 1997.

  19. Department of Communication, Grenoble University III, France, April 1997.

  20. Department of Political Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, April 1994

  21. Department of Communication, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, March 1994.

  22. Department of Communication, University of Montreal, Canada, March 1994.

  23. Department of Communication, Miami University, Oxford, OH, USA February 1994.

  24. Department of Communication, University of Sao-Paulo, Brazil, August 1992.

  25. Department of Communication, Polytechnic of Huddersfield, UK, October 1991.

  26. Department of Communication, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh, UK, October 1991.

  27. Center for Mass Communication Research, University of Leicester, UK, October 1991.

  28. Department of Communication, Westminster University, London, UK, October 1991.

  29. Department of Communication, Webster University, London, UK, October 1991.

  30. Department of Communication, The American University, Washington D.C., USA, May 1991.

  31. Department of Communication, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, April 1991.

  32. Department of Communication, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, April 1991.

  33. Department of Communication, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Canada, April 1991.

  34. Department of Communication, Laval University, Montreal, Canada, April 1991.

  35. Department of Communication, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, April 1991.

  36. Department of Communication, University Paris-III, France, May 1990.

  37. Department of Communication, University Renn-II, France, May 1990.

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