Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, International

Erfurt Transatlantic Dialogue. The War in Ukraine, NATO and the Future of European Security Policy

24. Oct 2022, 6.00 pm
Lehrgebäude 4 (Teaching building) (Campus)
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, US-amerikanisches Generalkonsulat in Leipzig und der Willy Brandt School
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Discussion with Dr Barbara Kunz, Alejandra Ortiz-Ayala and Ken Toko on the topic "The war in Ukraine, NATO and the future of European security policy". The event is jointly organised by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the US Consulate General in Leipzig and the Brandt School.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine is stress-testing the security architecture in Europe: NATO has been rejuvenated and has brought the United States closer together with their European partners. At the same time, many European states and Germany in particular, have reassessed their national security and defense policies.

Future developments are very difficult to predict due to the dynamic conflict situation. Nevertheless, we want to try and discuss from three perspectives - the U.S., the German, and the Global South - how the war in Ukraine is viewed from different parts of the world, how European security policy is changing, and how the relationship with Russia can be shaped in a long-term perspective. In addition to our experts, you are cordially invited to actively engage in the debate during our "Fish Bowl Discussion."


  • Dr. Barbara Kunz, Senior Researcher at the IFSH Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg
  • Alejandra Ortiz-Ayala, PhD, Head of the Conflict Studies and Management Track at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt
  • Ken Toko, Consul General of the United States of America in Leipzig

The event is jointly organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, the United States of America Consulate General in Leipzig and the Brandt School.

Please register with the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation if you would like to attend:

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Managing Director
(Willy Brandt School of Public Policy)
Mitarbeitergebäude 1 / room 312