Conference on Ukraine

DCU’s Institute for International Conflict Resolution and Reconstruction (IICRR) is to host the one-day international event “Ukraine: one year after Maidan”, which will be held at the Helix, Dublin City University, on Thursday, 12 February.

The European Union has struggled to develop an agreed analysis or a coherence and purposeful response to events in Ukraine.  The aim of this event is to present the complex situation in Ukraine from various perspectives, to discuss the necessary steps for a comprehensive and sustainable solution, and to explore whether there is a potential for small states such as Ireland to play a role in building a EU consensus.

The keynote speaker will be Aleksander Kwaśniewski (President of Poland 1995-2005). Until November 2013, President Kwaśniewski co-led the European Parliament monitoring mission in Ukraine. Other speakers include Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (2010 – 2014) along with Andriy Shevchenko, Ukrainian MP (2006 – 2014) and Maidan activist; Sergey Markedonov, Associate Professor Russian State University for the Humanities and Thornike Gordadze, former Minister for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia.

Please see the event programme HERE.

If you would like to attend please e-mail your name and affiliation to Dr Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Director of Research, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University at [email protected]

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