The Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Can Diplomacy and Democracy Prevail?

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 6:00pm02/09/2022 6:00pm 02/09/2022 6:00pm The Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Can Diplomacy and Democracy Prevail?

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia are rising quickly. The border crisis raises the questions: Does a democratically governed country have the right to exist? What role does the rest of the world play in supporting that right? And what important international conflicts and diplomatic efforts aren’t we talking about with the global spotlight on Eastern Europe? 

To help us frame the ongoing confrontation, the JFK Jr. Forum is honored to host former US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor (HKS ‘77), Vice President, Russia and Europe at the US Institute of Peace, for a conversation on the unfolding conflict and America’s role in defending democracy abroad. Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky (PhD '91), Senior Fellow of the “Future of Diplomacy Project” at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs and former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, will moderate the conversation.

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Please register by 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 8, if you would like the possibility of attending this event in-person. Registrants will be notified by 10:00 AM ET the following day if a seat is available for them in the venue. If a seat is not available, registrants can stream the event live via our social media channels.

If you receive a seat in the venue but can no longer attend, we ask that you notify us by emailing augusta_durham@hks.harvard.edu so that space can be made for another registrant.

The Institute of Politics will be strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols, including vaccination, testing, and quarantine guidelines. HKS buildings including the Forum are closed to people without a Harvard ID and attendance will be limited to the 100-person posted room capacity. RSVPs are required for in-person attendance. Masks must be worn at all times, except for quick sips of beverages. Food will not be allowed in the venue.

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Tensions between Ukraine and Russia are rising quickly. The border crisis raises the questions: Does a democratically governed country have the right to exist? What role does the rest of the world play in supporting that right? And what important international conflicts and diplomatic efforts aren’t we talking about with the global spotlight on Eastern Europe? 

To help us frame the ongoing confrontation, the JFK Jr. Forum is honored to host former US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor (HKS ‘77), Vice President, Russia and Europe at the US Institute of Peace, for a conversation on the unfolding conflict and America’s role in defending democracy abroad. Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky (PhD '91), Senior Fellow of the “Future of Diplomacy Project” at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs and former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs, will moderate the conversation.

Please click here to RSVP.

Please register by 5:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 8, if you would like the possibility of attending this event in-person. Registrants will be notified by 10:00 AM ET the following day if a seat is available for them in the venue. If a seat is not available, registrants can stream the event live via our social media channels.

If you receive a seat in the venue but can no longer attend, we ask that you notify us by emailing augusta_durham@hks.harvard.edu so that space can be made for another registrant.

The Institute of Politics will be strictly observing all HKS COVID health and safety protocols, including vaccination, testing, and quarantine guidelines. HKS buildings including the Forum are closed to people without a Harvard ID and attendance will be limited to the 100-person posted room capacity. RSVPs are required for in-person attendance. Masks must be worn at all times, except for quick sips of beverages. Food will not be allowed in the venue.

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs