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Lecture: European Union-Russia Partnership in Light of the Ukraine Crisis

April 15, 2015 at 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Location:River Building, 4th Floor, Room 4114 Richcraft Hall
Key Contact:Cathleen Schmidt
Contact Phone:(613) 520-2600, ext. 1087

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“European Union-Russia Partnerships in Light of the Ukraine Crisis”


Lecture Abstract: In the beginning of 2014 the Ukraine crisis seriously affected EU-Russia relations, and the question arose: are the EU and Russia still strategic partners? Of late EU-Russia relations have largely been determined by the political situation in Ukraine. The Ukraine crisis has prevented the realization of the common interest projects within the EU-Russia strategic partnership. On the other hand, the EU and Russia are not ready to give up the strategic partnership. The presenter will offer his insights about the EU-Russia strategic partnership.

About the Lecturer: Vadim Voynikov is a short-term visiting scholar at the Centre for European Studies (CES), EU Centre for Excellence, at Carleton University. He is regularly an Associate Professor at the Department of International and European Law at the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, Russia. Professor Voynikov holds a PhD in Law from the Kaliningrad State University. His current research interests include cooperation between Russia and the EU, particularly within the framework of the EU-Russia Common Space on Freedom, Security, and Justice. He is the author of 35 publications in Russian and in English on topics such as EU border security, prospects of developing the EU-Russia relationship in the energy sector, EU-Russia cooperation in combating organized crime, as well as EU-Russia cooperation on issues of illegal migration. Professor Voynikov has delivered courses on European Law, Basics of the Schengen Regulations, and International Civil Law.

This event is supported, in part, by a grant from the European Union