The War in Ukraine, the Post-Cold War Order, and European Security
Mar 29, 2022 | 12-1pm EDT | 18-19h CEST
Panel Discussion on Zoom | Panelist: Dr. Jonas J. Driedger (Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C.), Dr. Liana Fix (Koerber Foundation in Berlin), Dr. Katherine Kjellström Elgin (Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) in Washington, D.C.), and Prof. Kristina A. Spohr (London School of Economics and Political Science); Moderator: Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton, (SAIS/Brookings Institution)
Organized by Dr. Wencke Meteling (Universität Marburg) | Sponsors: Working Group on International History (German Historical Association), Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Association for Military History (AKM e.V.), and the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI).
Vladimir Putin’s war of aggression against Ukraine has shaken Europe and the world. The unprovoked invasion of a sovereign state is a major breach of international law to which the United States, the European Union, and allied countries reacted by imposing wide-ranging economic sanctions. Are we entering a new phase of international instability in a multipolar world? What does it mean for our historical perspective that European affairs suddenly have become urgent again for the international order? The panel will address the challenges Putin’s war against Ukraine poses for the post-Cold War order and for European security. It will bring together historians with experts of international relations, security studies, and foreign and security policy.
The event is organized by Dr. Wencke Meteling (Universität Marburg) und is jointly convened by the Working Group on International History (German Historical Association), Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the Association for Military History (AKM e.V.), and the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI).
Dr. Daniel S. Hamilton is Senior Non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, where he has served as Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor (2012-2020) and Richard von Weizsäcker Professor (2002-2011). Recent publications include Paradigm Lost? The European Union and the Challenges of a New World (edited with Gregor Kirchoff and Andreas Rödder); Exiting the Cold War, Entering a New World (edited with Kristina A. Spohr); and The Eastern Challenge: Russia, the West, and Europe's Grey Zone (edited with Stefan Meister).
Dr. Jonas J. Driedger is a Fellow at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. He specializes in foreign and security policy with a focus on Germany, Russia, and transatlantic relations. Previously, he was Visiting Fellow at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, AICGS/DAAD Resident Fellow, and an Officer for Security Policy at Haus Rissen in Hamburg.
Dr. Liana Fix is head of the International Affairs department of Koerber Foundation in Berlin. Recently, she was a resident fellow in the German Marshall Fund’s Washington office. She is a historian and political scientist, and her work focuses on Russia and Eastern Europe, European security, arms control, and German foreign policy. She has published widely in academia, think tanks, and national and international media, and holds a doctorate degree from the Justus Liebig University Giessen and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Katherine Kjellström Elgin, Ph.D., is a fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) in Washington, D.C. She is an expert on U.S. and allied defense strategy with a focus on Europe and Eurasia. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Affairs (Security Studies) from Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Elgin is the co-editor of NATO 2030: Towards a New Strategic Concept and Beyond.
Prof. Kristina A. Spohr is professor at the Department of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is a specialist in the International History of Germany since 1945 and interested in questions of World Order and Diplomacy & Strategy. Recent publications include Post Wall, Post Square: Rebuilding the World after 1989 (German edition Wendezeit: Die Neuordnung der Welt nach 1989), which won the German award “Das politikwissenschaftliche Buch” 2020, and The Arctic and World Order: NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security after the Cold War; and Exiting the Cold War, Entering a New World (edited with Daniel S. Hamilton).