Seminar with Prof Sakwa at Uppsala

On 12 May, Prof Richard Sakwa (University of Kent) will give a talk at the Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies. The seminar will take place at 15.15 at Gamla torget 3, 3rd floor, UCRS Library.

The talk will be based on Prof. Sakwa’s latest book entitled “Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands” (2016). In his book Richard Sakwa unpicks the story of Russo-Ukrainian relations and traces the path to the recent disturbances through the events which have forced Ukraine, a country internally divided between East and West, to choose between closer union with Europe or its historic ties with Russia. As the first full account of the Ukraine crisis from the Euromaidan Protests to the catastrophe of MH17 and up to the October 2014 parliamentary elections, Frontline Ukraine explains the origins, developments and global significance of the internal and external battle for Ukraine.

Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics at University of Kent. While completing his doctorate on Moscow politics during the Civil War (1918-21) he spent a year on a British Council scholarship at Moscow State University (1979-80), and then worked for two years in Moscow in the ‘Mir’ Science and Technology Publishing House. Before moving to Kent he lectured at the University of Essex and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prof. Sakwa is an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham and since September 2002 a member of Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.