Ukraine's Place in a Fragmented World Order – Day 2

A two-day workshop organized by PeaceRep-Ukraine
Conferences and Workshops

This two-day workshop provided the first opportunity for PeaceRep’s Ukraine program and associated contacts and networks to meet in person since the project's launch on 1st October 2022. The invite-only gathering wasbe an opportunity to: 

•    Review and gain feedback on research undertaken in the network 
•    Critically reflect on the conceptual underpinning of the network 
•    Identify gaps and lines of enquiry requiring attention from the network 
•    Discuss ideas and paper proposals for the special issue journal project 

PeaceRep’s Ukraine program, while centered on Ukraine, studies the regional and global implications of the Russian war and its challenges to peace, justice, and security. 

Reflecting this orientation, the workshop considered the broader effects of the fragmentation of world order on conflict dynamics in the wider region.


9.15 – 10.30 Fragmentation and Complexity in Post-Soviet Eurasia 

Chair: Myroslava Savisko (KSE)

(Re)Scaling Post-Soviet Eurasia: Navigating Fragmentation and Complexity, and Investigating Multiscalar International and Domestic Law Nexuses

-    Cindy Wittke (IOS) 

Unpacking the Domestic and International Contexts of Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan New Allied Relations: View from the Borderlands

-    Ekaterina Mikhailova (IOS) 

Untying the Caucasian Knot - How Democracy and Security Interact in Ukraine's Southeastern Neighbourhood

-    Alex Scrivener (DSI) 

10.45 – 12.00  Ukraine’s Economic Past and Future(s): Trajectories and Possibilities 

Chair: Luke Cooper (LSE) 

Ukraine (Post)War Recovery: Political-Economic Aspects of Peace-Building

-    Yuliya Yurchenko (Greenwich University) 

Social Policy, Debt Sustainability and Tax Mobilisation in Ukraine

-    Barrie Hebb (Development economist) 

Reflections on the Ukraine Recovery Conference and Ukraine’s recovery pathways 

-    Alexandra Dienes (FES Regional Office for Cooperation and Peace in Europe)

13.00 – 14.30  Dynamics of fragmentation: networks, institutions and civicness 

Chair: Cindy Wittke (IOS) 

Militarised Civil Society and the Informal Economy of War in Ukraine Since 2014

-    Taras Fedirko (University of Glasgow) 

Recalibrating National Security Agendas in the NATO Frontline States After Russia’s Aggression on Ukraine. Between Comprehensive Approach and the Return of Realism

-    Agata Mazurkiewicz (JU) 

Civicness as a Response to Crisis: Evaluating Civic Responses in Poland to Russia's 2022 War Against Ukraine

-    Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz (LSE, UCL) and Karolina Czerska-Shaw (JU)

14.45 – 15.30 Concluding reflections and future lines of enquiry