On Wednesday, 22 March 2023 from 17:30 until 19:30 the Ukrainian Association of Students and Academics in Zurich (UASAZ), in partnership with the European Politics Research Group at ETH, cordially invites you to join our hybrid lecture titled “Russia's War Against Ukraine: the Annexation of Crimea in 2014, the Full-Scale Invasion in 2022 and the Future”. The event is split into two parts: first, a lecture and then a panel discussion. For the first part, Dr. Alina Nychyk will share her research on EU-Ukraine-Russia relations, covering topics such as the relevance of Ukraine for Putin, the main misperceptions of EU and Ukrainian politicians about Russia and the core issues apparent in Ukraine’s foreign policy. The lecture will be followed by a short panel discussion covering topics such as the EU’s response to Russian aggression, the activities of the Ukrainian diaspora in Switzerland and the future of Ukraine. The panel will include the following speakers:
Alina Nychyk, Doctor in Politics from the University of Manchester, she holds an MSc in International Economic Relations (Wroclaw University of Economics) and a BSc in International Economics (Kyiv National Economics University). She is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Manchester. Her core research interests are the Russian-Ukrainian war, Ukraine’s foreign policy and EU-Ukraine-Russia relations.
Frank Schimmelfennig, Professor of European Politics at ETH Zurich and a member of the Center for Comparative and International Studies. He has a long-standing research interest in EU enlargement and democracy promotion and is the author of The EU, NATO and the Integration of Europe: Rules and Rhetoric (Cambridge University Press) and co-editor of The Europeanization of Central and Eastern Europe (Cornell University Press).
Yevgeniy Protsyuk, President of the Ukrainian Society of Central and Eastern Switzerland, Head of the IT Committee of the Ukrainian-Swiss Business Association and one of the founders of the Ukrainian School ‘MRIJA’ in Zurich. Since 2015, he is an active member of the Ukrainian diaspora in Zurich, who has organized charities, concerts and meetings promoting and supporting Ukrainians and Ukrainian culture.
Artem Kyzym, Treasurer and Vice-President of UASAZ, will serve as a moderator for this discussion.
The event will be held at ETH Zentrum Campus, auditorium HG F 3. It will be followed by a short Apero in Foyer EO Nord featuring Ukrainian food. The following is the Zoom link for the hybrid format: https://ethz.zoom.us/j/61029113562