A Special Diplomatic Forum

“Conversation with Pavel Shidlovsky,

Charge d’Affaires, Embassy of Belarus” 


Mr. Shidlovsky has been Chief of Mission of Belarus in the United States since April 2014. Before coming to the U.S., Mr. Shidlovsky served as Director of U.S. and Canada Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, overseeing political and economic cooperation of Belarus with the United States and Canada. Between 2004 and 2008, Mr. Shidlovsky served in the Embassy of Belarus in the U.S. as Counselor covering economic, political, science and technology, humanitarian, educational issues. Prior to that, since 2001, he was Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus managing private office of the Foreign Minister. His first foreign posting was in Canada where he served as Second Secretary and Vice Consul for three years. Mr. Shidlovsky joined diplomatic service in 1993, after having graduated with honors from the Minsk Linguistic University as linguist and interpreter from English and French. Mr. Shidlovsky also graduated with honors from the Academy of Administration under the aegis of the President of Belarus in 2011 as specialist in international relations. 



Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

2:00 PM to 4:00PM

Place: The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 1200

Arlington, VA 22203

(Ballston Metro Station, Orange or Silver Line)


This event hosted several distinguished speakers:

Michael S. Swetnam, CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies 

Pavel Shidlovsky, Charge d’Affaires, a.i., Embassy of Belarus

Tom Thomson, Principal, T. Thomson & Associates, LLC; International Communications Executive and Global Business Strategist

General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.), Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

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