We Need to Talk

Monday, 23 January 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, IWM library

Tensions between Russia and the West are high. The risk of accidents or incidents is great. There is little progress in the implementation of a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. Many protracted and “frozen” conflicts in the OSCE are in danger of escalating and heating up. And there is little dialogue.

In order to de-escalate this crisis and promote greater understanding and cooperation, is it time for a new dialogue about European security? What are the opportunities and risks, not least with a new American President? And what could be the role of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) under Austria’s Chairmanship in 2017?


Opening Words by Marcin Bużański
Peace and Stabilistation Programme Director, Casimir Pulaski Foundation, Warsaw

Walter Kemp (Chair)
Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime; IWM Visiting Fellow

Ivan Krastev
IWM Permanent Fellow; Chair, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

Sergey Markedonov
Associate Professor, Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow; former IWM Guest (Russia in Global Dialogue)

Ambassador Christian Strohal
Special Representative for the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship 2017

The evening is jointly organized by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and in cooperation with the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship.

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