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  • Date and time: Monday 20 February 2023, 6.15pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Room BS/005, the Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

This round table is devoted to the war in Ukraine and its wider ramifications for the international system. We are bringing together renowned experts from outside and within the University to discuss the implications of the war.  A series of questions will be directed by the Chair to the members of the panel, relating to the origins of the war, its course, possible outcomes and the impact on the international system as a whole. We are particularly pleased to welcome our external guests: Professor Anatol Lieven, Dr Tetyana Lunyova and Dr Rob Dale. 

All attendees are invited to a drinks reception at 5.45pm, before the talk at 6.15pm.  

About the speakers

Dr Rob Dale, University of Newcastle
Rob Dale is a historian of twentieth-century Russian and Soviet history, with a particular interest in the late Stalinist period (1945-1953).  He is particularly interested in the impact of war and violence upon Russian/Soviet society, the impact of the Great Patriotic War on the Soviet Union, the demobilisation and post-war adjustment of Red Army veterans, the history of St. Petersburg / Petrograd / Leningrad, and the late Stalinist period.

Dr Dilnoza Duturaeva, University of York
Dilnoza Duturaeva is a lecturer in Medieval history at the University of York. Her research explores Asian interconnections and global trade in pre-modern period.

Dr Jon Howlett, University of York
Jon Howlett is a Senior Lecturer in Chinese and Colonial History at the University of York. He has published on a range of topics including: the political and social history of the People’s Republic of China; Sino-British relations; the history of Shanghai; propaganda production; and decolonisation.

Professor Anatol Lieven, Director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute,Washington
Anatol Lieven is Director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He was formerly a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and in the War Studies Department of King’s College London. He is a member of the advisory committee of the South Asia Department of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and was formerly a member of the academic board of the Valdai discussion club in Russia. He holds a BA and PhD from Cambridge University in England.

From 1985 to 1998, Lieven worked as a journalist in South Asia, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and covered the wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya and the southern Caucasus. From 2000 to 2007 he worked at think tanks in Washington DC.

Lieven is author of several books on Russia and its neighbors including The Baltic Revolutions: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Path to Independence (1993), Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power? (1998), and Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry (1999). His book Pakistan: A Hard Country (2011) is on the official reading lists for U.S. and British diplomats serving in that country. His latest book, Climate Change and the Nation State, was published in March 2020 and in an updated paperback edition in Autumn 2021.

Dr Tetyana Lunyova, V.G. Korolenko Pedagogical University of Poltava, Ukraine
Tetyana Lunyova completed her PhD in Linguistics at the Kyiv National Linguistic University. She currently holds the position of an Associate Professor in the Department of English and German Philology at Poltava V.G. Korolenko National Pedagogical University, and is an Associate Professor at the University of York. Her main research interests are in cognitive semantics and TESOL.

Dr Shane O'Rourke, University of York
Shane O'Rourke is a historian of Russia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and has written extensively on various aspects of Russian history, including post-Soviet history. He has been a frequent visitor to Russia and Ukraine over the past 35 years, including being an eye-witness to the Russian take-over in Luhansk and Donetsk in the spring of 2014. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of York.