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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Repercussions for Belarus and Moldova

October 13, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join the Russia and Eurasia Program and the Center for Strategic Studies at The Fletcher School for a panel discussion about the economic, political, and security repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine war for Belarus and Moldova. The event is open to the public. Please make sure to register via myFletcher to participate in the event in person. Refreshments will be served.


Daniel Drezner is Professor of International Politics at The Fletcher School and Co-Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a contributing editor at The Washington Post. Previously he taught at the University of Chicago and at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has held positions with Civic Education Project, the RAND Corporation, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and received fellowships from the German Marshall Fund of the United States, Council on Foreign Relations, and Harvard University. Drezner has written seven books, including The Ideas Industry (2017) and The System Worked (2014), and edited three others. He has published articles in numerous scholarly journals as well as in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, and Foreign Affairs, and has been a contributing editor for Foreign Policy and The National Interest. He received his B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College and his M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford University.
Volodymyr Dubovyk is an Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies, Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University in Ukraine. He is one of the preeminent Ukrainian experts in the fields of international affairs, security studies, and foreign policy analysis. Dubovyk has conducted research at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (1997, 2006-2007, the latter being his first Fulbright), and at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland (2002). He taught at the University of Washington in 2013 as well as St. Edwards University and the University of Texas from 2016-17 (his second Fulbright). He is co-author of Ukraine and European Security (1999) and has published numerous articles on U.S.-Ukraine relations, regional and international security, and Ukraine’s foreign policy. Dubovyk's areas of expertise include Black Sea regional security, Ukraine’s foreign policy and security, transatlantic relations, and U.S.-Ukraine relations.
Myroslava Gongadze is the Eastern Europe Chief at Voice of America. A tireless campaigner for human rights and international media freedoms, Gongadze has been instrumental in modeling democratic media norms and helping Ukrainians better understand U.S. policy toward their country. She was granted political asylum in the United States in 2001 following the murder of her husband, high-profile investigative journalist Georgy Gongadze. In addition to her work at Voice of America (until recently, Head of the Ukrainian Service), Gongadze is often invited to speak as a subject matter expert in various forums discussing politics, democratization, and media in Ukraine. She periodically contributes to NPR, and her writings have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NPR, and Journal of Democracy. In 2018-2019, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. In addition, she completed the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship at NED (2001) and the Petrak Foundation Scholarship at George Washington University (2003). In 2014, Gongadze received the Princess Olha Order, a Ukrainian civil decoration bestowed on women of outstanding personal merit, for her contribution to the development of journalism, active civic stance, and professional excellence.
Vitali Shkliarov is a former Harvard University visiting scholar, columnist, and award-winning political strategist with extensive experience in foreign policy and international elections, grassroots campaigns. Book author and a former political prisoner, an expert in U.S.-European affairs, Belarusian and Ukrainian domestic politics, and Russian influence abroad, he is known as a senior advisor to many opposition presidential candidates in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Georgia. An activist and co-architect of the first ever “political Uber”, a no-cost political incubator for running for office, he currently lives in Kyiv and has also worked on both Barack Obama’s and Bernie Sander’s presidential campaigns. Vitali won 12 American Association of Political Consultants POLLIE awards, the highest prize for political work and activism. For his work, he has been profiled by The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, NPR, The Economist, The Intercept, Politico, Bloomberg, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, NBC, and others.


October 13, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Fletcher Russia and Eurasia Program


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The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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