Register Now: “Bridging the EU and Russia” Policy Conference (Event 2)
Registration for the first event of the BEAR Policy Conference, held on May 11th, 2021 at 15:00-17:00 CET (Brussels) is now open. You may register for the event via Eventbrite to receive a Zoom link here, or by clicking on the conference poster above.
The May 11 event will feature two academic panels. The first panel on Conflict Management in the EU Neighborhood will feature Joan DeBardeleben (Carleton University), Eiki Berg (University of Tartu), and Richard Youngs (University of Warwick/Carnegie Institute), with commentary from Lawrence Meredith (DG NEAR, European Commission). It will be followed immediately by a panel on EU, Russia, and Regional Dynamics, featuring Dimitar Bechev (The Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna) and Anna Ohanyan (Stonehill College), with commentary from Enrique Mora (European External Action Service).
Hours below are listed in CET (Brussels) time. Please note that the time displayed under the “Date and Time” column on the right side of the Eventbrite page reflects your current time zone.
15:00-15:55 – Conflict Management in the EU Neighborhood Panel
- Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University: “EU’s Russia Policy: Are Crisis Management and ‘Small Steps’ Adequate?”
- Eiki Berg, University of Tartu: “Can European Breaks Slow Down Russia’s Drive in Secessionist Conflicts?”
- Richard Youngs, University of Warwick/Carnegie Europe: Topic TBA
- Commentator: Lawrence Meredith, Director, DG NEAR (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Eastern Partners), European Commission
15:10 – 16:10 – EU, Russia, and Regional Dynamics
- Dimitar Bechev, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna: “Russia’s Influence in Southeast Europe”
- Anna Ohanyan, Stonehill College: “From Donbas to Damascus: Regional Fracture and Russian Periphery Politics”
- Commentator: Enrique Mora, Deputy Secretary-General for Policy Affairs, European Union External Action Service
This event is held as a Zoom webinar. You will receive a Zoom webinar link upon registration. If you are having trouble accessing the link, please contact Ewa Nizalowska, BEAR Network Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that participants will be admitted to the Zoom webinar 5-10 minutes before the start of the event.
As a reminder, registration for the first event of the BEAR Policy Conference, held on May 4th, 2021 at 15:00-17:15 CET (Brussels) is also now open. You may register for the event via Eventbrite to receive a Zoom link here.