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Thu 20

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Ukraine Update III

Network for Responsible Public Policy

Location: Both

As Russia’s war against Ukraine rages on, one wonders what to anticipate.  Will the Coalition hold over time? Will Russia be held accountable for crimes? Can a small country succeed in its passion for independence and quest for democracy? How will peace be achieved? What is the likely future of Ukraine and Russia? What could be the impact on the global community?  These are a few of the questions on our minds. You have your own questions. Our distinguished experts will help to unpack and understand the complexities and challenges of this war in its current phase and what to anticipate going forward.


Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy.  He received a B.A. in Russian language and literature from Middlebury College, an M.I.A. from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia. His research and teaching interests are in comparative politics and political economy, focusing on the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. His most recent book is Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia.  He also edits Post-Soviet Affairs.

Oxana Shevel is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University and current Vice President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) and the American Association of Ukrainian Studies (AAUS). Her work explores nation-building and identity politics in the post-Soviet region. Her book, Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2011), won the American Association for Ukrainian Studies prize for best book in the fields of Ukrainian history, politics, language, literature, and culture. Her recent work has focused on the sources of citizenship policies in the post-Communist states, comparative memory politics, and religious politics in Ukraine. With Maria Popova, she is currently writing a book on the root causes of the Russo-Ukrainian war, entitled Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States, scheduled to be released in late 2023. Dr. Shevel holds a PhD in Government from Harvard University.

Gideon Rose, the moderator, is the Mary and David Boies Distinguished Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was previously Editor of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2021. He served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1994 to 1995 under the Clinton Administration.  His most recent articles in Foreign Affairs are “Why the War in Ukraine Won’t Go Nuclear”, and “The Irony of Ukraine.”