Next Debating Europe Discussion Taking Place on 5 March 2023

Event announcement

On 5 March 2023, the next event as part of the Debating Europe series is taking place. A year after the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, the discussion brings together five leading experts to examine to what degree the Russo-Ukrainian War is shifting the geo-political landscape.

Although Eastern Ukraine amounts to a small patch of the world’s landmass, the war on this territory has had consequences reaching into every corner of the world. Most commentators agree that this conflict will last many more months if not years. In this debate, our eminent guests will discuss whether there is a military or political end in sight to the conflict; whether it is yet possible to define the contours of an end to the war; whether an escalation remains a possibility; and in what respect this war is reordering geo-politics now and in the future.

Michael Clarke, Fellow at King’s College London.

Mischa Gabowitsch, historian and sociologist, Visiting Fellow at IWM, and Researcher at RECET, University of Vienna.

Ursula Plassnik, former Austrian Foreign Minister.

Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Institute of International Affairs - Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome and Europe's Futures Fellow at IWM.

Olga Tokariuk, Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Analysis.

Moderated by Misha Glenny, IWM Rector.

This long-standing event is a collaborative production of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), BurgtheaterERSTE Foundation, and Austrian daily Der Standard.