Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: NATO one year on

This week’s panel of LSE IDEAS’ Russia-Ukraine Dialogues focused on how the war in Ukraine has shaped NATO and vice versa. #LSERussiaUkraine

Panelists discussed the following issues:

  • Finland and Sweden's path to accession to NATO
  • Main divisions in NATO
  • Key challenges for Stoltenberg's successor
  • The future of Russia-NATO relations
  • And how NATO will help to fill in some of Ukraine's needs in 2023



This webinar was held on Thursday 9 March.

Meet the speakers and chair

Paul King (@NATO) is NATO’s Editor/Program Officer, responsible for the Engagement Section's online engagement, as well as the country officer for the UK, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Slovenia, Croatia and Ireland. Mr King has 16 years of experience at NATO, having been the editor of content for and NATO Review. Prior to this he held the position of Press Officer and Speechwriter at the European Commission.

Dr Gorana Grgić is a jointly appointed Senior Lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations and the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. She is also the 2022-2023 Research Fellow in Grand Strategy at the Hertie School’s Centre for International Security in Berlin. In recent years, Gorana was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Center for European Studies (2018-2019) and a Partners Across the Globe Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome (2021). Gorana’s research interests include US foreign policy, transatlantic relations, conflict resolution, and democratisation. She has been a regular political analyst for broadcasters such as ABC Australia and Bloomberg, and has contributed to a number of Australian and international media outlets and policy institutes. Gorana’s research projects and teaching activities have been funded by the EU, NATO, and the Australian Department of Defence.

Jamie Shea CMG is Professor at the College of Europe Natolin. He is also a Senior Fellow responsible for security and defence programmes at Friends of Europe and a Senior Advisor with the European Policy Centre.  Both of these think tanks are based in Brussels.  More recently, Jamie Shea has assumed the position of Senior Counsel to the Founder and CEO of Fanack/The Chronicle and Fanack Water. Between 2018 and 2022 Jamie Shea was the Professor of Strategy and Security at the University of Exeter and prior to that, for 38 years he was an international public servant and a member of the International Staff of NATO. His last NATO post was Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. Other positions included Director of Policy Planning in the Private Office of the Secretary General, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, Public Diplomacy Division, Director of Information and Press and Spokesman of NATO.

Leon Hartwell (@LeonHartwell) is the Senior Advisor at LSE IDEAS and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington DC. His research interests include conflict resolution, genocide, transitional justice, diplomacy, democracy, and the Western Balkans. Previously, Hartwell was the 2022 Sotirov Fellow at LSE IDEAS and CEPA’s Acting Director of the Transatlantic Leadership Program and a Title VIII Fellow. From 2012 to 2013, he was also the Senior Policy Advisor for Political and Development Cooperation at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Zimbabwe, where his work included government and civil society engagement, political reporting, peace building projects, and supporting human rights defenders. In 2019, Hartwell completed a joint doctoral degree summa cum laude at Leipzig University (Germany) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). His thesis analyzed the use of mediation in the resolution of armed conflicts.