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Join the KFG and MAXCAP at the Long Night of the Sciences!

Apr 20, 2015

The “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften” (Long Night of the Sciences) is an annual event in Berlin and Potsdam, during which researchers present their work to a broad audience. In view of current political developments, the KFG and MAXCAP decided to devote their contribution to “Europe and Russia in Times of the Ukrainian Crisis”.

The long night at Ihnestr. 22 will kick off at 6pm with MAXCAP’s debate on potential solutions for the Ukrainian crisis. The crisis in Ukraine has been under the international spotlight for more than a year. Yet, world leaders still cannot find a viable solution despite continuous negotiations. It is thus high time to gather fresh perspectives on the resolution of this crisis.Over a period of two months, four teams of students, representing the different parties to the negotiations, will work on their proposition of how this conflict can be brought to an end. On 13 June, 2015 in a “Minsk 3.0” scenario, they will present their proposals to the audience, which will decide on the most convincing proposition.

At 8pm, the KFG will take over and shift the focus further towards the east with a panel discussion on “Between Europe and Eurasia: The EU and Russia”. Prof. Dr. Tanja Börzel, Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse and Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm of the Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. Alexander Libman of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and Thomas Bagger, Head of Policy Planning in the Federal Foreign Office (t.b.c.) will discuss EU-Russia relations in light of the Ukrainian crisis and the newly established Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). Will the EU and Russia have to redefine their relationship? Might the EEU become a competing project of the EU? These critical questions await the audience. All KFG fellows and friends are cordially invited to join us.

All details at a glance:

Date: 13 June, 2015
Place: Ihnestr. 22, room G22

MAXCAP debate “The Ukrainian Crisis and the Role of the EU”

Time: 6.00-8.00 pm

KFG panel discussion “Between Europe and Eurasia: The EU and Russia”

Time: 8.00-10.00 pm