Russia-Ukraine: What’s Next (Public Lecture)

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On 19th October, a public lecture labelled “Russia-Ukraine: What's Next” was held at the CEVRO Institute. The lecture was opened by the Director of the Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PTCR) and former Defence Minister and Foreign Minister Alexandr Vondra. The main speaker was Steven Pifer who currently serves as the Director of the Arms Control Initiative Brooking and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Center on the United States and Europe. Steven Pifer, among other things, served as the US ambassador to Ukraine.

The main guest extensively addressed the present and future of Ukraine and also recalled how the current Ukrainian-Russian conflict evolved. Additionally, he outlined his vision for the future development of events. According to S. Pifer, one of the most important factors is the mood within the Russian society. His lecture was followed by a lively debate, in which questions including also e.g. anti-Russian sanctions were answered.

PTCR is very grateful to the American Center for co-organizing such an important public event. PTCR also thanks reviewed journal Defense and Strategy and NATO Information Center in Prague for media support.

The invitation and the keynote speaker’s biography can be found here.