The Ukraine, Russia, and the West: Interdependence or Power Shift? (Series: A New Chapter in East - West Relations?)

Lecture by prof. Giles Scott-Smith

Organisator Studium Generale

wo 28 mei 2014 20:00 tot 22:00

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115
Prof. Giles Scott-Smith (Dept. History, Leiden University) will look at the role of interwoven interests in relation to the crisis.  Reviewing the (post)-Cold War era, what could it tell us about how the EU and US have responded to recent developments? From association agreements to globalised economies and ‘alliances’,  he will review the meaning of ‘interdependency’ as a strategy for peace and security. Explore with him where this is heading.  Are we (still) in a multi-polar world or are the cards being reshuffled? 

Crimea is in Russian hands. The Ukraine has been overwhelmed by internal turmoil. Along Europe’s eastern frontier, former Soviet states are wary of their economic, political, ethnic and cultural allegiances – to the east and west. Studium Generale invites you to gain a better understanding of what these developments will mean for the future.