Ukraine: the war that changed the world

Hosted by School of Public Policy

In-person and online public event (Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House)


Professor Chris Alden

Professor Chris Alden

Professor Robert Falkner

Professor Robert Falkner

Dr Eleanor Knott

Dr Eleanor Knott

Professor Tomila Lankina

Professor Tomila Lankina


Professor Michael Cox

Professor Michael Cox

Few predicted the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Even fewer thought it would still be going on 18 months later. There is though almost complete agreement that what began as a regional conflict has changed the world forever.

Meet our speakers and chair

Chris Alden is Professor of International Relations at LSE and is Director of LSE IDEAS. As Director, Alden co-produced the Russia-Ukraine dialogue series, housed in LSE IDEAS.

Robert Falkner (@robert_falkner) is Professor of International Relations at LSE and the Academic Dean of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, an alliance between LSE, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris. His research focuses on global environmental politics, global political economy, and the role of business in international relations.

Eleanor Knott (@ellie_knott) is Assistant Professor in Qualitative Methods in the Department of Methodology at LSE. Her current research focuses on the politics of citizenship and identity in post-Soviet space and beyond. In 2022, she published Kin Majorities: Identity and Citizenship in Crimea and Moldova. 

Tomila Lankina (@TomilaLankina) is Professor of International Relations at LSE. She helps coordinate the informal LSE taskforce to support students and scholars following Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine. She has worked on democracy and authoritarianism, historical drivers of human capital and political regime change in Russia. Her latest book is The Estate Origins of Democracy in Russia.

Michael Cox is a founding director of LSE IDEAS. He is the author, editor and co-editor of several books including Soft Power and US Foreign Policy: theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives, The Global 1989, US Foreign Policy, and US Foreign Policy and Democracy Promotion.More about this event

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This event launches the latest issue of the LSE Public Policy Review, which invited authors from a range of disciplines to discuss their perspectives on the war, its causes, consequences and implications.

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