“Ukraine’s Prolonged Crisis: Security Concerns and Internal Reforms”
Conference organized by the CEU’s Rector’s Office, the Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS), the Department of International Relations and European Studies (IRES) and the Department of Public Policy (DPP)
June 6, 2014
Auditorium, Central European University
9.20-9.30 Opening remarks by John Shattuck, President and Rector of CEU
9.30-11.00 "The Future of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine"
Chair: Matteo Fumagalli, Head of the Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University
The panel will debate recent developments in Ukraine, specifically the secession of Crimea and the Russian invasion of Eastern Ukraine from a general geopolitical point-of-view. Accordingly, the focus would be on the respective interests and motivations of key players: Russia, Ukraine and “the West” (the EU, the US and NATO). Panel members would assess recent events from a geopolitical-international security perspective, and would also evaluate future scenarios. The limits of Russian goals, the possibility of an EU-US response, the future of EU neighborhood policy, Central and Eastern European security concerns, as well as the plausibility of a Ukrainian-Russian war over eastern territories should be problematized.
- Alexander Astrov, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University
- Tetyana Malyarenko, Professor, Donetsk State University of Management
- Péter Marton, Assistant Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest
11.00-11.20 Coffee Break
11.20-12.50 "Reforming Ukraine - State and Economy"
Chair: Kálmán Mizsei, Department of Public Policy, Central European University
The main reason Ukraine has not been able to resist more effectively the Russian pressure is the economic-political system that has shaped up after independence. The question is if in the situation of permanent outside threat reforms are doable and if yes, what kind of reforms make sense, are feasible and can contribute to a more resistant statehood of Ukraine? The panel will address the “what” as well as the “how” in the specific perspective of threatened Ukrainian statehood. It will include a representative of the grassroots civic movements for reform grown out of Maidan besides expertise of the CEU and Hungarian academic community.
- Oksana Nechyporenko, Coordinator for the Reanimation Package of Reform, NGO “Centre UA”
- László Csaba, Professor, Department of International Relations and European Studies, Central European University
- András Rácz, Assistant Professor, Pazmany Peter Catholic University
12.50-13.00 Concluding remarks by Péter Balázs, Director of CENS
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