Can Russia's History Explain the Context for Understanding the Invasion of Ukraine, or Does the Current War Represent a New Phenomenon?
When, Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 9:30-10:30CEST
Where: In-Person and Zoom
In-person: Presseclub Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna.
Online via Zoom: Concordia Zoom
Registration is mandatory for in-person attendance and online participation. Zoom link will be shared one day before the event. Registration deadline: 9 May 2023,
There are two ways to follow this seminar:
- Presseclub Concordia attendance - Registration!
- Zoom participation - Registration!
Cooperation project with Presseclub Concordia, IWM and fjum
Sergei Medvedev is an Affiliate Professor at Charles University in Prague and a Professor at the Free University in Riga. He specializes in political history, international affairs, and Russian studies.
In the past 25 years, he has held research positions and professorships in Russia, Germany, Italy, and Finland.
In March 2022, he left Russia. He is presently a Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, as well as a program host at Radio Liberty, Riga.
His most recent book on Russia, The Return of the Russian Leviathan (Cambridge, Polity Press, 2020) has won the 2020 Pushkin House Book Prize as the best English-language non-fiction book on Russia and has been translated into 12 languages. His new book, A War Made in Russia, is forthcoming with Polity Press in Spring 2023.
In May 2023, Serguei Medvedev will be a Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna.
Numerous academic and non-academic analyses have been exploring Russian history to provide explanation for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We have invited Sergei Medvedev to explain the historical and current context.
Moderated conversation with Sergei Medvedev followed by a live Q@A.
Concept and Moderation
Mirjana Tomić, fjum/Presseclub Concordia
Professional journalists, think tank analysts, and academics.
Maximum of in-person participants: 50
Maximum of online participants: 100
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