Following up on a high-level guest lecture organized by the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair on 28 March 2014, featuring Prof. Dr Andreas UMLAND (Kyiv Mohyla Academy), the ENP Chair organized a panel debate on "Ukraine One Year after EuroMaidan: Domestic Politics and External Involvement in Times of War".
This event took place in light of the multifaceted developments that have taken place in the last eight months and it acknowledged that Ukraine is not just witnessing a "crisis", but is exposed to a full blown territorial conflict. Against this backdrop, the event brought together prominent scholars to discuss EU foreign policy towards Ukraine, as well as Ukraine’s process of European integration prior to and during EuroMaidan and the current war in eastern Ukraine. The debate was complemented by a discussion of the issue of identity in Ukrainian-Russian borderlands, as well as the wider repercussions of recent and current events in Ukraine for the EU’s Eastern Partnership and the Eastern Neighbourhood as such.
The program of the evening can be found here.
Chair: Prof. Dr Tobias SCHUMACHER
Speakers: Dr Michał NATORSKI, Dr Iryna SOLONENKO, Tatiana ZHURZHENKO
Prof. Dr Tobias SCHUMACHER is Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe (Natolin campus) in Warsaw, Poland, and an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Studies (CEI-IUL) at the University Institute of Lisbon. He previously held positions at the University Institute of Lisbon, the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission (EuroMeSCo), the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin, and the University of Mainz.
Dr Michal NATORSKI joined the College of Europe as a Senior Research Fellow in charge of the Eastern dimension at the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair in October 2012. Prior to coming to the College of Europe he was an Associate Lecturer and Research Fellow in International Relations at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and member of the research group Observatory of European Foreign Policy at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economic and Political Science, the Aberystwyth University, the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and Freie Universitäit Berlin.
Dr Iryna SOLONENKO is a DAAD/OSF Researcher at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder. During 2000-2012 she was the Director of the European Programme at the Open Society Foundations in Ukraine and Project Manager at the EastWest Institute in Kyiv. In 2010 she also started the European Integration Index for Eastern Partnership Countries.
Tatiana ZHURZHENKO is Research Director of the Russia in Global Dialogue Program at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Austria. She studied Political Economy and Philosophy at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine) and received her Candidate of Science (equivalent to PhD) in Social Philosophy in 1993.