Discussion: Reflections on a year of Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine

  • 24. 2. 2023 - 15:00

To all students who can on February 24 at 15:15 join the event at Schouwburgstraat, come and join the discussion on A year of Russia’s war of aggression on Ukraine. 

This roundtable will take place a year to the day since Russia’s intensified invasion of Ukraine. The effects of this war have been felt most by Ukrainians who have borne the brunt of Russian aggression. As of February 2023, the UN refers to approximately 19,000 casualties and over 7,000 deaths of Ukrainians, acknowledging too that these figures are not the full account. The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs records show 5.4 million displaced, 8 million taking refuge elsewhere in Europe and nearly 18 million in need. Also, the war has had enormous implications for regional and international relations. Questions abound about: the decline and rise of certain states; shifting loyalties and alliances; the so-called return of geopolitics to Europe; a new cold war; a nuclear war; authoritarian states versus democracies; multipolarity vs multilateralism; the need to decolonise Russia; the legacy of past and continuing European colonialism and how this affects abilities to build coalitions of the willing; and more.

On this background the panelists will share their reflections on the past year and its effects. Check location here and if you are interested in more information about the event find them in this link!


  • Start Date:24. 2. 2023
  • Start Time:15:00
  • End Date:24. 2. 2023
  • End Time:17:00