What the Ukraine Crisis reveal about the West. A talk by Volodymyr Dubovyk, 19 January 2016

An event jointly held by the Henry Jackson Society and the Ukrainian Institute

TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, Tuesday 19th January 2016

VENUE: Floor 26, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP

SPEAKER: Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk, Associate Professor, Odesa Mechnikov National University, Ukraine

The crisis in Ukraine, beginning in late 2013, brought the world to the brink of a new Cold War, or so many suggested at the time. As Russia annexed Crimea and invaded Ukraine’s eastern regions, the EU and U.S. imposed unprecedented sanctions against Moscow as relations between Russia and the West fell to an all-time low. Russia’s actions have been understood as an attempt to unravel the international order and as revealing the Kremlin’s return to something akin to an aggressive anti-Western authoritarianism. But what did the Ukraine crisis reveal about the West? Where does the crisis leave European Union and NATO eastward expansion? Did the crisis mark the start of a new period of international order? And, two years since the crisis began, does Ukraine still matter to the West?

The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to an event with Dr Volodymyr Dubovyk that will be chaired by Dr Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia Studies Centre at The Henry Jackson Society and co-hosted with the Ukrainian Institute, London. Please RSVP to rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org


Volodymyr Dubovyk received his Ph.D. (Candidate of Sciences) from Odessa State University in 1996 and has remained with the same institution (now Odessa Mechnikov National University) in various positions to the present day. He has been an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations since 1996 and Director of the Center for International Studies since 1999.

Dubovyk has held fellowships at the Kennan Institute, the Wilson Center, and the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland, and a visiting scholarship at the University of Washington. He participates in PONARS Eurasia (New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia) project, based in George Washington University.