Ukraine and Russia: paths to peace

European Law Students' Association Gent
Start time
12/7/23, 8:00 PM
End time
12/7/23, 10:00 PM
Filmzaal, campus aula
Paddenhoek 3, 9000 Gent
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ELSA Ghent and UNYA Ghent are jointly organising the lecture "Ukraine and Russia: paths to peace" on 7 December 2023 at 19h. Two prominent speakers have been invited for this lecture. Tom Sauer is professor of International Politics at the University of Antwerp and Johan Verbeke is professor of Diplomacy at the University of Ghent and honorary ambassador.
Professor Tom Sauer misses a peace narrative - even in our media - regarding the war in Ukraine. He outlines three possible explanations as to why Putin did what he did. Based on this historical sketch and basic notions of international relations, he concludes that the West too has made mistakes, and that the only solution will therefore be to reach a compromise at the negotiating table. Time plays against Ukraine.
Professor Johan Verbeke will capitalise on Prof Sauer's story and highlight the diplomatic side of the war in particular: how do diplomacy and warfare intertwine, what bandwidth is currently available for negotiation, how do you get a negotiation on track... It will already be a fascinating debate.
After the lecture, there will be an opportunity to put questions to the speakers.
When. Thursday 7 December 2023 at 19h
Where. Film room (campus Aula, Paddenhoek 3 - entrance 4)
The lecture is open to everyone, even non-members are welcome. Moreover, this event is completely free of charge! The lecture will be given in Dutch.
Afterwards, you will be provided with snacks and drinks by us.
You can register via this link:
If you have any questions, you can always contact us via our Facebook page.
See you soon,
ELSA Ghent and UNYA Ghent