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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 U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and 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 Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, US-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. 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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