The ongoing conflict in Ukraine leaves many questions to be answered. We invite you to come debate them in a series of discussions in English with experts from abroad who are at FSS as visiting lecturers this week.
Katerina Fridrichova from the Department of International Relations and European Politics will moderate the discussion between Schuyler Foerster, James Richter, and Thomas Young. All specialists on security issues and international relations.
Join us on Thursday, 5 May at 10:00 in room P52.
Admission is free and is open to the general public, registration is not required.
Forester joins us from Colorado College. He began his 26-year Air Force career as an intelligence officer in Southeast Asia and Washington D.C., taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and served in several assignments as a senior advisor in security and arms control policy, retiring in the rank of colonel. His European assignments included service as the political-military affairs advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, to the U.S. Ambassador to the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty, negotiations, and to the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
The current chair of the division of Social Sciences at Bates College in Maine, USA, Richter has long term experience researching and analyzing Russia and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe focusing on politics of memory, civil society, national identity, and its foreign policy. A full list of publications can be found here
Senior Lecturer at the Department of National Security Affairs, Young brings expertise in Defense Planning, Defense Management, Defense Institutions, International Economics. Young is a Program Manager, Europe Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) where he develops and manages the execution of defense planning and change management consultancies throughout Central and Eastern Europe. A full bio can be found here.