Ukraine, the EU and Russia: The Shifting Boundaries of Order

Date: 9th Mar 2017

Time: 17:30-19:00

Organiser: Europa Institute

Location: 50 George Square (Project Room)


The Edinburgh Europa Institute and the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre are pleased to invite you to their upcoming event:

Ukraine, the EU and Russia
The Shifting Boundaries of Order

Prof Kataryna Wolczuk
Professor of East European Politics
The University of Birmingham

Thursday 9 March 2017
5.30pm to 7pm

50 George Square
Project Room (1.06)

The Ukrainian crisis is widely recognised as one of the gravest threats to peace and stability in Europe. This seminar will analyse EU-Ukraine relations by looking at different types of boundaries of order – various disjunctions that the EU (de-)constructs with non-EU countries in Europe, as argued by Michael Smith. The focus will be on geopolitical, legal and cultural boundaries. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the domestic regime in Ukraine and the role of Russia in re-shaping the EU’s relations with Ukraine. In doing so, the seminar aims to dispel many prevailing oversimplifications and misinterpretations regarding EU-Ukraine-Russia relations, drawing on long-term and comparative research on the EU’s eastern neighbourhood and Eurasian integration processes.

Prof Luke March | Chair
Professor of Post-Soviet and Comparative Politics
Deputy Director, Princess Dashkova Russian Centre
The University of Edinburgh

About the Speaker

Prof Kataryna Wolczuk is Professor of East European Politics in the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on relations between the European Union and the post-Soviet states, Eurasian integration and its impact on the EU’s eastern policy. She has recently completed two ESRC-funded projects and is currently involved in two EU-funded research projects on the post-Soviet countries. She is an Associate Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House. Her recent publications include Eurasian Economic Integration: Law, Policy and Politics (Edward Elgar, 2013) and Ukraine Between the EU and Russia: The Integration Challenge (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

This event is co-organised with the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome

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