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The Human Cost of Russia's War in Ukraine: The Migration Dimension

Date & Time

Oct. 18, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am ET


Online Only


Russia's invasion of Ukraine has led to a massive wave of refugees and internally displaced persons. This population displacement creates tremendous suffering and impacts both Ukraine and numerous receiving countries. In this roundtable discussion, several leading US, European, Ukrainian and Russian scholars will discuss the current refugee and migration crisis. This discussion will include a demographic overview of Ukrainian emigrants, the impact of migrant flow on Ukrainian society and receiving countries, and the effectiveness of international and individual countries’ response to refugee inflow. Speakers will also examine the massive outflow of war opponents from Russia and analyze the potential impact of mass emigration on the Russian economy, society, and academic and cultural spheres.

Invited speakers include: Cynthia Buckley, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Franck Duvell, University of Osnabruck, Germany; Andrei Korobkov, Middle Tennessee State University; Vladimir Mukomel, Institute of Sociology, Moscow; Oleksii Poznyak, Head of Migration Studies Department, Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; and Mikhail Savva, Chairman of the Board of the "Sova Expert Group" and member of the Expert Council of the Center for Civil Liberties in Kyiv.

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

Refugee and Forced Displacement Initiative

The Refugee and Forced Displacement Initiative (RAFDI) provides evidence-based analyses that translate research findings into practice and policy impact. Established in 2022 as a response to an ever-increasing number of people forcibly displaced from their homes by protracted conflicts and persecution, RAFDI aims to expand the space for new perspectives, constructive dialogue and sustainable solu­tions to inform policies that will improve the future for the displaced people.  Read more

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