The II International Congress of Belarusian Studies was held 28-30-th September 2012 in Kaunas (Lithuania). The Congress was attended by about 400 people, researchers not only from Belarus, but also from Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and other countries. The multiple sections covered a wide range of topics as the history of Belarus, as well as its present and future. It’s safe to say that the 2nd Congress became a unique event of this year for Belarusian studies, as it gathered a really great number of researchers in the field of Belarusian Studies that presented a really great variety of themes.
At the Congress, we presented the main results of the public initiative “Belarusian-American cultural dialogue,” some information on our Intercultural Dialogue Center – the Institution “Intercultural Dialogue”, which caused the interest of the listeners. That’s indisputable that the promotion of intercultural dialogue between Belarus and the United States is useful to strengthen the position of the Belarusian culture in the world, for the development of relations and enrichment of Belarusian national cultural experience.