The collapse of the Soviet Union was a turning point for Russian influence in the world. Russia's rule of law and democracy have since been crushed under Putin's presidency. Where did it go wrong? What do the Russian citizens think of the current war and recent developments such as the annexation and immobilization? And are Russia's attempts to expand its sphere of influence with incursions into Crimea and Ukraine the last convulsions of a world power? With historian Dr Gijs Kessler (International Institute of Social History).
In cooperation with Utrecht University Centre for Global Challenges/Contesting Governance and SIB Utrecht.
Would you like to dine in the Faculty Club ahead of the event? Doors open from 18.00 hrs, dinner starts 18.30 hrs. Costs: €23 (€17,50 for students) Reservations via this form.
On this date we had originally planned "How China takes over" with dr. Jue Wang. That event was moved to September 13th.
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Rethinking global power
In what way does the war in Ukraine change our understanding of geopolitical developments?