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The DINAM Ukraine Discussion Series 

In this innovative four-part online discussion series, highly distinguished experts will offer critical discussion and insight into the ongoing Russian war in Ukraine.

  • Ukraine's Defence and Foreign Policy: Lessons from the Past and Challlenges for the Future
    Tuesday 23 May 2023, 5.30pm to 7pm BST via Zoom
  • Updates from the War: military and political assessments of Ukraine's counteroffensive potential
    Tuesday 30 May 2023, 5.30pm to 7pm BST via Zoom
  • Economics in a time of the war: Ukraine’s Resilience and the Global Impact of Russian Aggression
    Wednesday 7 June 2023, 5.30pm to 7pm BST via Zoom
  • Updates from the War: Public Opinion and the Future Price of Peace
    Thursday 15 June 2023, 5.30pm to 7pm BST via Zoom

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At the Heart of War: Ukrainian resilience and resistance through art | LSE Festival

Hosted by European Institute and Department of International Relations as part of LSE Festival: People and Change

Impacted and transformed by the events of February 2022 and on, Ukrainian artists and photographers reflect on the war in their homeland and against their people.

The exhibition approaches the war from both the personal and the public lens. Artists reflect on what the conflict means to them and their communities, while engaging with the public narratives of the war, the resistance of a people, propagandisation by the aggressors, and the voyeurism of distant, foreign spectators. The artists’ views of the personal and the public are threaded by their sense of grief and loss, but also by their sense of resilience and their perceptions of the future of Ukraine and the resolve of Ukrainians.

Entry is free and open to all. Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 10am and 8pm (unless otherwise stated on the web listing) and on Saturday 17 June from 11am until 5pm. 

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For any queries contact us at events@lse.ac.uk


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Russia: does It believe in anything? | LSE Festival

Hosted by LSE Festival: People and Change

Adam Curtis’s BAFTA-nominated BBC series, Russia 1985-1999: TraumaZone, documents what it felt like to live through the collapse of communism and democracy, based on preserved and digitised footage from BBC archives and forgotten or never shown scenes from Soviet life and life in post-Soviet states. 

Adam Curtis and Traumazone producer Grigor Atanesian, in conversation with Professor Vladislav Zubok and Professor Tomila Lankina, will reflect on what went wrong thirty-something years ago. How might understanding this recent traumatic history help us understand the present, and future, of Russia and its political system? 

Meet our speakers and chair

Grigor Atanesian is a BBC journalist and documentary producer. 

Adam Curtis is a journalist and BAFTA award-winning filmmaker. Russia 1985-1999 TraumaZone: What It Felt Like to Live Through the Collapse of Communism and Democracy is available to watch on iPlayer. 

Tomila Lankina (@TomilaLankina) is Professor of International Relations in LSE’s Department of International Relations.

Vladislav Zubok (@VladislavZubok1) is Professor in the Department of International History, LSE.  

This event is free and open to all, but a ticket is required. Online booking for events in the LSE Festival will open at 12pm on Monday 15 May 2023.

For any queries contact events@lse.ac.uk.

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This event is part of the LSE Festival: People and Change running from Monday 12 to Saturday 17 June 2023, with a series of events exploring how change affects people and how people effect change. Booking for all Festival events will open on Monday 15 May. 



Russia's War Against Ukraine: war crimes and responsibility for post-war reconstruction

LSE Campus, Venue tbc

Hosted by LSE Festival: People and Change

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has been accompanied by atrocities against the civilian population, including reported mass rape, torture, and abductions of children, as well as the destruction of civil infrastructure like schools, hospitals, and residential homes. Efforts are under way by inter-state and non-state organizations, governments, and civil society to document the crimes and the material consequences and costs of the invasion.

The panel, including prominent Ukraine policy practitioners and leading academic experts on Ukraine and Russia, will discuss whether there is a legal case to be made that Russia is committing crimes of aggression and/or genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes; and what the prospects are for prosecuting the crimes in international tribunals. They will also ask what the perpetrators’ responsibility is for post-war reconstruction of Ukraine, whether through paying for damages or tackling legal issues (such as the possibility of using Russia’s frozen assets).

This event is free and open to all, but a ticket is required. This will be an in-person event only.  

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