5 Events

Ukrainian honor guard soldiers take part in a national flag-raising ceremony during a commemorative event on the anniversary of the liberation of the territories from the Russian troops in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, March 31, 2023.

Associated Press

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Saint Javelin In Ukraine: Fundraising, Rebuilding, and the Fight to Counter Russian Disinformation

Thu., Apr. 13, 2023 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Defense Project and Harvard Kennedy School’s Ukraine Caucus for " Saint Javelin In Ukraine: Fundraising, Rebuilding, and the Fight to Counter Russian Disinformation" in the Belfer Library on Thursday, April 13th between 1:30 - 2:30pm.

Attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders only. Please RSVP here.

ELI M. ROSENBAUM headshot

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

From Nuremburg to Kyiv: A Conversation on War Crimes with the Department of Justice's Eli M. Rosenbaum

Mon., Apr. 3, 2023 | 11:30am - 12:30pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, 5th Floor

Please join the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project and the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association for a seminar on the prosecution of Russian war crimes in Ukraine with Counselor for War Crimes Accountability at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Mr. Eli M. Rosenbaum. Mr. Rosenbaum will discuss how DOJ is committed to holding the perpetrators of such grave crimes fully accountable. This conversation will be moderated by Ambassador Paula J.  Dobriansky, Senior Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project.

Volunteers clear rubble on the second floor of Zhanna and Serhiy Dynaeva's house which was destroyed by Russian bombardment, in a residential area, in the village of Novoselivka, near Chernihiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022

AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka

Seminar - Open to the Public

Rebuilding Ukraine: Seizure of Russian Assets

Wed., Mar. 29, 2023 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Taubman Building - Nye A, B, & C, 5th Floor

Please join the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project for a two-part seminar on the reconstruction and recovery of Ukraine. Ukraine’s economy has been devastated due to Russia’s brutal full-scale invasion since February 2022. The World Bank estimated back in September 2022 that the current cost of Ukraine’s reconstruction is $350 billion, while some economists estimate the costs to be much higher. The reconstruction efforts will take decades and will require strong collaboration among Ukraine’s international partners as well as the private sector. Furthermore, it will require committed legal action to hold Russia accountable for its actions.

In this inaugural seminar, the panel will be discussing proposals for the seizure of Russian state assets to provide support for Ukraine. We will be joined by former U.S. Treasury Secretary, Lawrence H. Summers; the White Burkett Miller Professor of History at the University of Virginia, Dr. Philip D. Zelikow; and former Assistant U.S. Secretary of State, Stephen Rademaker. The conversation will be moderated by Ambassador Paula J. Dobriansky, Senior Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs.

Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

A Conversation with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba: One Year Since Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine

Wed., Feb. 22, 2023 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Taubman Building - Allison Dining Room, 5th Floor

Please join the Future of Diplomacy Project and Harvard Kennedy School’s Ukraine Caucus for a conversation with Dmytro Kuleba, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, who will be joining virtually. The discussion will be moderated by Belfer Center Co-Director Eric Rosenbach and Ambassador Paula Dobriansky (PhD '91), a Senior Fellow at the Future of Diplomacy Project.

In person attendance is limited to Harvard ID holders only. Space is limited. RSVP here.

Virtual attendance is open to the public. Register here.

Jan Havranek's office

Headshot of Jan Havranek

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Central and Eastern Europe’s Critical Role for NATO with Jan Havranek, Former Deputy Defense Minister of the Czech Republic

Tue., Oct. 18, 2022 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship for a discussion with Jan Havranek, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Czech Republic to the U.S. and former Deputy Defense Minister of the Czech Republic, on the crucial role that Central and Eastern Europe play in NATO’s long-term stability. With Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, the transatlantic alliance has solidified its position and strengthened its eastern border. Yet many questions remain in relation to the long-term sustainability of the alliance’s Russia resistance. Mr. Havranek will discuss NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept as well as the Alliance’s most pressing regional issues as a response to Russia’s war against Ukraine. This conversation will be moderated by Ilya Timtchenko, Belfer Young Leader Student Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project and Intelligence Project (MPP 2023).