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Causes and Consequences of Russia’s Year of War in Ukraine

Date & Time

Feb. 22, 2023
12:00pm – 1:30pm ET


6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
By Webcast and In Person


On February 24, 2022 Russia began its full-scale invasion into Ukraine. Fighting has continued over the past year, along with brutal reports of missile strikes on civilian targets, forced deportation, and other atrocities, as well as Russia’s attempts to claim several Ukrainian territories. The Wilson Center marked one year of the invasion with a discussion reflecting on the early days of the war, Russia’s occupation of Ukrainian regions, and what transitional justice may look like when the fighting stops, featuring remarks from Amb. John Sullivan, Dr. Olena Lennon, and Kennan Institute Director William Pomeranz.


John Sulllivan

Ambassador John J. Sullivan

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia; Partner, Mayer Brown; Distinguished Fellow, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
Olena Lennon

Olena Lennon

Former Title VIII-Supported Short-Term Scholar;
Adjunct Professor of Political Science and National Security, University of New Haven
William E. Pomeranz

William E. Pomeranz

Director, Kennan Institute

Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program is focused on Europe’s capabilities, and how it engages on critical global issues.  We investigate European approaches to critical global issues. We examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our initiatives include “Ukraine in Europe” – an examination of what it will take to make Ukraine’s European future a reality.  But we also examine the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE, Europe’s energy security, transatlantic trade disputes, and challenges to democracy. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

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