The War in Ukraine and Transnational Security between the Baltic and Black Seas

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: IRES Library, Gamla torget 3, 3rd floor, and Zoom
  • Organiser: Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) and Uppsala Forum
  • Contact person: Hüseyin Oylupinar
  • Föreläsning

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This talk will focus less on the Russian-Ukrainian War itself than on its wider implications for world, European and regional security. In particular, we will discuss various risks, effects and repercussions of the war for the international relations and future stability of East-Central Europe and Black Sea region. What challenges and tasks are not only Ukraine and its government, but also the countries and international organizations present in the region facing? Which policy recommendations can be derived for different governmental and inter-governmental actors with an interest in the Black Sea region's security and prosperity?


Bio: Andreas Umland is also an Associate Professor of Political Science at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Umland holds a PhD in Politics from Cambridge, DrPhil in History as well Diploma in Politology from FU Berlin, MPhil in Russian Studies from Oxford, and MA in Political Science from Stanford. Umland was a researcher at Stanford's Hoover Institution as well as Harvard's Weatherhead Center, and taught at the Ural State University in Yekaterinburg, St. Antony's College Oxford, Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Catholic University of Eichstätt, and University of Jena. He is the editor of the ibidem Press book series "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society" and "Ukrainian Voices." He is a member of the boards of the International Association for Comparative Fascist Studies, and Boris Nemtsov Academic Center for the Study of Russia at Charles University of Prague. Andreas Umland is currently an analyst at the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs.