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Perspectives on the Crisis in Ukraine

Past Event

March 10, 2014 - October 3, 2023

10:00 am

“Perspectives on the Crisis in Ukraine” brought together six Columbia faculty members for an expert discussion of this nation teetering between Russia and the West. A variety of issues were considered, including U.S. national security and foreign policy, Russian foreign and domestic policy, energy, economics, and — thanks to longtime Ukraine diplomat Valery Kuchinsky — an insider’s view from Ukraine itself.


Richard Betts, expert on U.S. national security
Leo A. Shifrin Professor of War and Peace Studies; Arnold A. Saltzman Professor of War and Peace Studies; Director of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies; Director of SIPA’s International Security Policy program

Jason Bordoff, former special assistant to U.S. President Barack Obama
Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs; Director, Center on Global Energy Policy

Peter Clement, former deputy director, CIA Directorate of Intelligence
Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs

Timothy Frye, moderator
Director, Harriman Institute; Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy

Valery Kuchinsky, retired career diplomat for Ukraine
Adjunct Professor of International Relations; former Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations

Jan Svejnar, economist and former presidential candidate in the Czech Republic
James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy; Director, Center on Global Economic Governance