Cause and Effect: Evaluating the Ongoing Invasion of Ukraine
Date & Time
Thursday, June 15, 2023, 2:40 PM - 3:20 PM
Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic Sasha Vakulina Borut Pahor

Few countries have not been affected by the invasion of Ukraine. Be that by supplying military aid to Ukraine and providing refuge for displaced civilians, or, feeling the effects of a food and energy shortage and a stagnating global economy. There will also be immaterial results of the war that we are yet to see – irreparable changes to relations and, perhaps, a shift to the dynamics of the global world order and how we conceptualize its great powers that diplomatic initiatives for peace must contend with to uphold our common values, institutions and rules to deal with pressing global challenges. When it comes to strengthening Europe for long-term resilience, there will also be a focus on economic diplomacy. That is, the full spectrum use of economic tools of the state such as free-trade agreements, exporting and investment, to achieve its nation’s interests and further the European values that underpin them. This session will convene decision makers to overview how the invasion of Ukraine began, how its going, and how diplomacy can prevent militarizing the conflict further, or prolonging it, and subdue the risk of economic and military warfare expanding across Europe again.