Substitute professor, associated researcher at Cevipol,
ULB and CEFRES, Prague




I obtained a PhD in political and social sciences from the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in 2020. Earlier I obtained my bachelor’s degree in international relations from the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia and my master’s degree in political science (orientation international relations) from the ULB. I am currently an associated researcher at the Centre d’Etude de la vie politique (Cevipol) at the ULB, CEFRES, Prague and EAST Centre, Warsaw. Among my interests are Belarusian foreign policy, foreign policies of non-state actors, opposition and governments in exile, autocracies and resistance, and Eastern Partnership countries.

Présentation des recherches

In 2022-23 I am part of a group of researchers on Belarusian exile in Central and Eastern Europe "BIELEXIL - Les exilés biélorusses en Europe centrale et orientale" carried by CEFRES, Prague and financed by Institut Convergences Migrations, France

Travaux sélectionnés

PIERSON-LYZHINA, E., 2021. "Belarus's oscillating foreign policy towards the EU: from engagement to retrenchment (1994-2021)," Canadian Slavonic Papers 63(3-4): 338-357. 

PIERSON-LYZHINA, E., 2021. "Actors of Belarusian 'Multivector' Foreign Policy towards the EU in the 2010s," The Journal of Belarusian Studies 11(1): 56-86.

PIERSON-LYZHINA, E., “Bielorussia, entre las sanctiones de la UE y el apoyo ruso” (Belarus : between the EU sanctions and Russian support), Política Exterior, Madrid, julio/agosto de 2021, 14-20.


PIERSON-LYZHINA, E., “‘Vaccine diplomacy’ targeted at Eastern Partnership countries”, EAST Center Eurasian States in Transition, 1 June 2021.


PIERSON-LYZHINA, E., KOVALENKO, O., SARALIDZE, L., “Government communication and public resilience to propaganda during COVID-19 in Belarus, Georgia, and Ukraine”, The Eurasian States in Transition Research Center (EAST Center), 25 January 2021, 23 p.


PIERSON-LYZHINA, E., KOVALENKO, O., “The coronavirus outbreak in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine: Responses by the state, business and civil society”, EAST Center, October 28, 2020, 20 p. 


PIERSON-LYZHINA, E., HANSBURY, P., “Belarusian foreign policy : a time of crisis or rebirth ?”, EAST Center, March 17, 2020, 6 p.


Articles dans le Regard sur l'Est 


Vidéos des participations aux colloques internationaux :

« La ‘dictaplomatie’ bélarusse envers l’UE dès 2020 : la ‘fin’ de la ‘multivectorialité’ et l’émergence d’une politique étrangère alternative », Colloque international « La crise politique en Biélorussie : révolution ou transition », Bordeaux, le 12 mars 2021.


“Belarusian ‘multi-vector’ Foreign Policy 2007-2020 towards the EU”, presentation at the 6th Annual Conference “Belarusian Studies in the 21st Century”, UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies Francis Skaryna Belarusian Library and Museum, London, 18-19 February 2021. 28:30-41:20


Mis à jour le 5 octobre 2023