Update on Ukraine

April 20, 2023
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. ET

Timothy FryeOxana Shevel, and Gideon Rose discussed Ukraine and Russia. This event was organized by the Network for Responsible Public Policy.



TIMOTHY FRYE is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy.  He received a B.A. in Russian language and literature from Middlebury College, an M.I.A. from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia. His research and teaching interests are in comparative politics and political economy, focusing on the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. His most recent book is Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia.  He also edits Post-Soviet Affairs.

OXANA SHEVEL is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University and current Vice President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) and the American Association of Ukrainian Studies (AAUS). Her work explores nation-building and identity politics in the post-Soviet region. Her book, Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2011), won the American Association for Ukrainian Studies prize for best book in the fields of Ukrainian history, politics, language, literature, and culture. Her recent work has focused on the sources of citizenship policies in the post-Communist states, comparative memory politics, and religious politics in Ukraine. With Maria Popova, she is currently writing a book on the root causes of the Russo-Ukrainian war, entitled Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States, scheduled to be released in late 2023. Dr. Shevel holds a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University.


GIDEON ROSE is the Mary and David Boies Distinguished Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was previously Editor of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2021. He served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council from 1994 to 1995 under the Clinton Administration.  His most recent articles in foreign relations are “Why the War in Ukraine Won’t Go Nuclear”, and “The Irony of Ukraine.”


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