STARR FORUM Energy as a Weapon of War: Russia, Ukraine, and Europe in Challenging Times

Friday, December 09, 2022 at 12:00pm to 1:15pm

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Margarita Balmaceda is the Professor of Diplomacy and International Relations School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University; and an Associate of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Her most recent book is "Russian Energy Chains: the Remaking of  Technopolitics from Siberia to Ukraine to the European Union."

Constanze Stelzenmüller is the Director and Fritz Stern Chair of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. She is an expert on German, European, and trans-Atlantic foreign and security policy and strategy


Carol Saivetz is a Senior Advisor in the MIT Security Studies Program. She is the author and contributing co-editor of books and articles on Soviet and now Russian foreign policy issues.

Elizabeth Wood is a Professor of History at MIT. She is the author most recently of Roots of Russia's War in Ukraine as well as articles on Vladimir Putin, the political cult of WWII, right-wing populism in Russia and Turkey, and US-Russian Partnerships in Science. She is Co-Director of the MISTI MIT-Eurasia Program.

Co-sponsors:  MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MIT Security Studies Program (SSP), MISTI MIT-Eurasia Program

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