Event: Russia’s War against Ukraine and the Arctic

Registration via https://event.ugent.be/registration/RussiaswaragainstUkrainandArctic from 16-05-2023 12:10 until 13-06-2023 00:00


Russia’s War against Ukraine and the Arctic

Russia’s war against Ukraine led to the most severe changes to international cooperation in the Arctic since the end of the Cold War. 

On 14 June 2023, 15:00-16:30 (Brussels time)  prof. Stefan Kirchner will discuss a number of questions related to the international governance of the Arctic and the Russian war against Ukraine. These questions will be addressed against the background of the super-topic dominating Arctic-related discourses, climate change, and its connections to security.

The event is orginized by the Eureast's Knowledge Centre 'Ukraine and Eastern Europe' (‘Ukraine-plus’).

About speaker: 

Stefan Kirchner is Research Professor of Arctic Law and the Coordinator of the Arctic Governance Research Group at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland. He is Adjunct Professor of Fundamental and Human Rights at the Law Faculty of the same university and has taught international law at universities in Ukraine, Lithuania, Greenland, Italy, and Germany. He is a member of the bar in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, where he works on the intersection of environmental and business law. This presentation is given only in his private capacity and does not reflect the views of any organization, corporation or institution Prof. Kirchner is or has been affiliated with.


Moderator: Berk Vindevogel, PhD researcher, Ghent Institute for International and European Studies.

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Russia’s War against Ukraine and the Arctic


14-06-2023 15:00 - 16:30