International round table “Belarusian-American Cultural Dialogue: Strategy of Development”


International round table “Belarusian-American Cultural Dialogue: Strategy of Development”, organized by Intercultural Dialogue Center with the support of the USA Embassy in the Republic of Belarus and with the participation of International Fund “Vitsebsk Golden Heritage” took place in Minsk on April, 13.

Charge d'Affaires ad interim of the USA to the Republic of Belarus Jonathan Benton, European diplomats, bishops and priests of Christian confessions, representatives of intellectual and art elite, as well as heads of business-associations and general directors of Belarusian-American companies took part in the event.

During the round table a solemn awarding ceremony was held. It was dedicated to the winners of a contest “American Culture: What Is It Like?” They were presented with the prizes from the Center and certificates from the Embassy of the USA.

A presentation of a book “Discovering of My America, Or Why Do the Belarusians Need the USA?” by Liubou Uladykouskaya has become an important moment of the meeting. She has also presented a system of concrete proposals on Belarusian-American cultural dialogue development, which was worked out by an analytical group. His Excellency Bishop Antoni Dziamianka, Uladzimir Karahin, Kanstantsin Kalamiets, Georgi Badzei, Mihas Kastsiuk, Jauhen Babosau, Jury Stulau, Tacciana Kamarouskaya, Leanid Lych,Aliaksandr Smolik, Viachaslau Miankouski and others have taken an active part in discussions.

Traditional Belarusian weaving and embroidery were exhibited during the meeting. It was prepared by a master Natallia Kananovich. Also traditional Belarusian music played and a 3-minute video about Belarus was presented.

 

General Director of Intercultural Dialogue Center Liubou Uladykouskaya is handing a traditional Belarusian towel to Mr. Jonathan Benton, Charge d'Affaires ad interim of the USA to the Republic of Belarus.



Jonathan Benton, Charge d'Affaires ad interim of the USA to Belarus and Liubou Uladykouskaya, General Director of Intercultural Dialogue Center before the event.



Liubou Uladykouskaya with the participants of International round table: Professor Anatoli Zeliankou and His Excellency Bishop Antoni Dziamianka



Liubou Uladykouskaya together with a master of traditional Belarusian weaving Natallia Kananovich



Cover of the book “Discovering of My America, Or Why Do the Belarusians Need the USA?” by Liubou Uladykouskaya, presented at the event.



 

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