Update on Ukraine

December 21, 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 at Columbia University.  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 director of the Tufts International Relations Program. She is co-author (with Maria Popova) of a book on the root causes of the Russo-Ukrainian war, Russia and Ukraine: Entangled Histories, Diverging States (Polity, 2023). Her earlier book Migration, Refugee Policy, and State Building in Postcommunist Europe (Cambridge, 2011) won the American Association of Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) prize for best book in the fields of Ukrainian history, politics, language, literature, and culture. Prof. Shevel serves as Vice President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) and of the AAUS. She’s also a country expert on Ukraine for the EU Global Citizenship Observatory, a member of the PONARS Eurasia scholarly network, a board member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, and an associate of both the Davis Center and the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. Prof. Shevel holds a Ph.D. in government from Harvard, an M.Phil. in international relations from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in English and French from Kyiv State 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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