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Two years of war in Ukraine: Sign up to our exclusive expert panel event with Bel Trew

Hosted by Bel Trew, The Independent’s award-winning chief international correspondent, the panel will be looking back at key moments in the Russia-Ukraine war, as well as looking ahead to what is likely to happen next

Monday 19 February 2024 17:34 GMT
Two years of war in Ukraine
Two years of war in Ukraine (The Independent)

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To mark the second anniversary of the war in Ukraine breaking out, The Independent is bringing together a panel of experts who have been at the forefront of the coverage of the conflict.

Two years have passed since Russia invaded its European neighbour and the war has left Ukraine and its people in a state of utter devastation.

Our panel will be looking back at some of the key moments from the past two years, as well as looking ahead to what is likely to happen next and if any future resolution is in sight.

Hosted by Bel Trew, The Independent’s award-winning chief international correspondent, photographer and documentary filmmaker, the panel is part of The Independent’s Virtual Events series.

Across multiple trips since the start of Russia’s invasion, Bel has been charting the devastating impact of the war on people all over Ukraine.

Our panel includes Mykola Kuleba, founder of Save Ukraine, Ukrainian social and political activist and former Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights.

With over 25 years’ experience advocating for children’s rights, Mykola is a globally recognized child protection expert and has received several international awards for his work, including the Oxi Courage Award and the Manhae Peace Award 2023.

Orysia Lutsevych, deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia Programme and head of the Ukraine Forum at Chatham House will also be joining our panel. Orysia’s research focuses on social change, the role of civil society in democratic transition in Eastern Europe and, most recently, democratic resilience to foreign encroachment. She is the author of several Chatham House research publications, including Resilient Ukraine: Safeguarding Society from Russian Aggression (with Mathieu Boulègue, 2020).

Our third panellist is Tymofiy Mylovanov, President of Kyiv School of Economics and an advisor to Ukraine’s presidential administration.

During his professional career, he has taught at a number of European and American universities, including Rheinische Friedrich–Wilhelms–Universität Bonn, the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pittsburgh.

Tymofiy’s research interests cover such areas as game theory and institutional design. He has been published in leading international academic journals including Econometrica, American Economic Review and the Review of Economic Studies.

The event will be hosted on Zoom and will last one hour. It will take place on Thursday 22 February and will start at 4.30pm GMT.

Once signed up you will be able to ask questions to the panel.

For more information and to sign up for a free ticket click here.

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