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About Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis is a Research Fellow at the Institute for East European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. He holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge and has published articles on Belarusian and Polish literature and cinema. He is a co-author the book Remembering Katyń (2012).

Articles by Simon Lewis

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Wołyń: towards memory dialogue between Poland and Ukraine

A new film opens up the horrors of the Second World War, but will it enable reconciliation?

Culture war in Belarus

THE CEELBAS DEBATE // In the post-2010 crackdown, cultural expression has become synonymous with political resistance in Belarus. But is it really possible for a regime to fight against its own national culture, and survive, wonders Simon Lewis? 

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