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Decoupling Europe and Russia after an Unanticipated War
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Please join the Harriman Institute for a discussion with Klaus Segbers. Moderated by Elise Giuliano, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Director of the MARS-REERS program.

Segbers will briefly look back at the war so far, presenting different reasons for the conflict, and the attack against Ukraine. In the center of the talk are perspectives for Europe, and beyond, post-war. A new fabric of relations has to be found and established, and it will not be close to the pre-war routines. Current and future developments in the U.S. and in East Asia also have to be considered.

Klaus Segbers studied history, political science, philosophy and Slavic languages in Bochum, Konstanz and Bremen from 1974 until 1980 (MA). He earned a Ph.D. in Bremen (1985). He was a research fellow at Frankfurt University (1988-1990), and after that worked for Germany’s biggest think tank, the SWP (1990 -1996), where he was the head of the Department for Eastern Europe. In 1996, Segbers became Professor of International and East European Politics at Freie Universität Berlin, where he also established the Center for Global Politics. Segbers also taught at SIPA and the Harriman Institute as an affiliated professor, last in 2019.