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Now well into its second year of war, the conflict in Ukraine continues unabated. Tensions between NATO and Russia are high, 1 million Ukrainians have been displaced, and Crimea’s legal status remains unclear. The origins of the current conflict stem from Ukraine’s 2014 Maidan Revolution, Russian intervention in Ukraine, and competing questions of ethnic and national identity. The conflict has had far-reaching implications for Eastern Europe and regional players, including the European Union and Russia. If and when the conflict in Ukraine’s eastern Donbass region concludes, Ukraine will face the pains of reconstruction: refugee resettlement, infrastructure repair, military and militia demobilization, and frontier reestablishment. Addressing these issues and the conflict’s implications for Eastern Europe, the United States, the EU, and Russia, the University of Michigan will host a panel on the future of Ukraine and the Donbass conflict, hosted by the International Policy Center at the Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy and co-sponsored with the Weiser Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies.
Yaroslav Hrytsak, Professor of history, Ukrainian Catholic University and Lviv National University;
Ambassador Melvyn Levitsky, Professor of international policy and practice, U-M;
Ronald G. Suny, William H. Sewell, Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History, U-M;
Yuri Zhukov, Assistant Professor of political science, U-M.
Moderator: John Ciorciari, IPC co-director
Hosted by the International Policy Center (IPC) at the Gerald R. Ford School for Public Policy, and co-sponsored with the Center for Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), the International Policy Student Association ( IPSA) and the Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED)
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