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Conf.: Germany’s Ostpolitik in an Emerging New Europe, UFU Munich 17.2.2017


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Ukrainische Freie Universität / The Ukrainian Free University

Schloss Nymphenburg, Johannissaal, Eingang 19, Munich
February 17, 2017

Because of limited space, admission to this conference is, unfortunately, limited to those with confirmed pre-registration here: sekretariat@ufu-muenchen.de

Conference Program


Opening Remarks
Prof. Dr. Maria O. Pryshlak, Rector

10:15 – 12:15
Roundtable Discussion: “The German-Russian Axis as a Short-and Long-term Strategy”
Prof. Dr. Erhard Busek
Prof. Dr. Guido Hausmann
Ambassador Gergely Prőhle
Mr. Boris Reitschuster
Ambassador Dietmar Stuedemann
Dr. Andreas Umland
Dr. Kazimierz Woycicki

12.15 – 1:45
Buffet Lunch, Grand Foyer

14:00 – 16:00
Roundtable Discussion: “The Strategic Implications of a Strong or Weak Ukraine for Europe”
Ambassador Dietmar Stuedemann
Prof. Dr. Erhard Busek
Prof. Dr. Olexiy Haran
Dr. Taras Kuzio
Prof. Dr. Andrzej Nowak
Dr. Oleksandr Pavlyuk
Ambassador Gergely Prőhle
Dr. Andreas Umland

16:15 – 17:30
Wine and Cheese reception, Grand Foyer

CONFERENCE DISCUSSANTS (alphabetical order)

Prof. Dr. Erhard Busek, former Vice Chancellor of the Republic of Austria; former Special Representative of the Austrian Government on EU enlargement. Presently, Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe; Coordinator of the South-Eastern Cooperative Initiative (SECI) and Visiting Professor of Public Policy Studies at Duke University, USA.

Prof. Dr. Olexiy Haran, Professor of Comparative Politics, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy; Research Director, Democratic Initiatives Foundation in Kyiv.

Prof. Dr. Guido Hausmann, Professor of Eastern and South-Eastern European History, University of Regensburg; Head of the History Department, Liebniz Institute for Research on Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

Dr. Taras Kuzio, Fellow at the Center for Political and Regional Studies, Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta; Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, John Hopkins University.

Prof. Dr. Andrzej Nowak, Professor, Institute of History, Jagiellonian University; Head of Section on the History of Russia and USSR, Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Board Member of the East European Collegium plus the Commission on Central and East Europe.

Dr. Oleksandr Pavlyuk Senior Political Counsel, EBRD, London; former Head of Office, Council of Europe; Senior Fellow at the East West Institute and Senior Policy Advisor at OSCE

Ambassador Gergely Prőhle former Hungarian Ambassador to Germany and Switzerland; former Deputy State Secretary for EU Bilateral Relations; Senior Consultant with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Mr. Boris Reitschuster, former head of the Moscow office for the news magazine “Focus;” author of several books on contemporary Russia; recipient of, among others, the Theodor Heuss Medal and the Other Times Journalist Prize.

Ambassador Dietmar Stuedemann, former German Ambassador Plenipotentiary to Ukraine; former advisor on behalf of the German Foreign Office to Ukrainian President Yushchenko. Presently, Board Member of the German-Ukrainian Forum and advisor to Deutsche Bank on post-Soviet space

Dr. Andreas Umland, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (Kyiv), Member of the Academic Experts Council of the Ukrainian parliament’s Committee on European Integration; Member of the Institute for Central and East European Studies (ZIMOS), Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt,

Dr. Kazimierz Woycicki, East European Studium at Warsaw University; Visiting Professor at Leipzig and Regensburg universities; former head of the Polish Institute in Dusseldorf; recipient of the Bundesverdienstkreuz of the Federal Republic of Germany


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