Winds of Change: What Next for Ukraine after the Presidential Elections?

29/04/2019 | 12:30 - 14:00 | DGAP Berlin | Invitation only

Discussion

Category: Ukraine, Elections

On 21 April 2019, Ukrainians will be electing their next president. The two candidates who made it to the second round, incumbent President Petro Poroshenko and political novice and comedian, Volodymyr Zelensky, have pitched themselves in their campaigns as a choice between stability and change. Amidst a fragile geopolitical environment and a painful reform process at home, Ukrainians likely need both, transformation and stability.

At our event, we will discuss the electoral outcome and have a closer look also at what Europe can expect from the next Ukrainian presidency. We will analyze the key determinants of the next president’s mandate for Ukraine’s foreign policy and domestic reform agenda.

Speakers:        

Prof. Dr. Andreas Heinemann-Grüder
Senior Fellow, Bonn International Centre for Conversion

Matthias Lüttenberg
Division 212 (Bilateral Relations with the Countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, Central Asia and the South Caucasus, Federal Chancellery

Dr Iryna Solonenko
Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, DGAP

Chair:                         

Dr. Cristina Gherasimov
Research Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, DGAP

The discussions will be held in English.

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