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The Ukraine Crisis and the Balkans: What Changes ... and What Doesn't?

Date & Time

Thursday
Mar. 17, 2022
9:30am – 10:30am ET

Overview

Russia's unprovoked invasion of Ukraine is an "everything changes" moment for the world. So, what has changed in the Balkans? What special risks does the Ukraine crisis hold for the region:

• for front-line states (including Slovakia, nearby to and engaged in the Balkans)?
• for states with close relations with Russia?
• for states locked in ethno-national disputes?

Have opportunities opened for the US and EU? Or has less changed than one might have anticipated?

This special Johns Hopkins SAIS-Foreign Policy Institute event featured accomplished experts from across the entire region. This event is co-sponsored by the Wilson Center and the Transatlantic Leadership Network.

Moderator:
Edward P. Joseph, Lecturer & Senior Fellow, JHU SAIS FPI

Speakers:
- Albania: Arian Starova, President, Atlantic Council of Albania; former Deputy Minister of Defense
- Bosnia-Herzegovina: Srecko Latal, Contributor, Balkan Insight; Researcher, Balkans Crossroads
- Bulgaria: Plamen Pantev, Professor, Sofia University
- Croatia: Jasmina Kuzmanovic, Correspondent, Bloomberg News
- Greece: Ioannis Armakolas, Senior Research Fellow, Eliamep
- Kosovo: Lulzim Peci, Executive Director, KIPRED
- Montenegro: Srdjan Darmanovic, Professor, University of Montenegro; former Foreign Minister (will join as possible during travel)
- Montenegro: Zlatko Vujovic, Assistant Professor, University of Montenegro
- North Macedonia: Ognen Vangelov, Professor, University American College, Skopje
- Romania: Oana Popescu-Zamfir, Director, Global Focus
- Romania: Mihai Sebe, Head of European Unit, European Institute of Romania
- Serbia: Milena Lazarevic, Program Director, European Policy Centre
- Slovakia: Jan Cingel, CEO, Strategic Analysis
- Turkey: Ozgur Ozdamar, Associate Professor, Bilkent University
- Turkey: Aylin Unver Noi, Associate Professor, Halic University

Moderator

Edward Joseph

Edward P. Joseph

Title VIII Supported Short-Term Scholar;
Senior Fellow, SAIS Foreign Policy Institute, Fomer Macedonia Project Director, International Crisis Group
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Hosted By

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-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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