The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) invites you to an event to learn more about the current situation in Ukraine, the sanctions against Russia and how we can support our partner school, the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE).
About the Event
Russia’s fierce military campaign in Ukraine continues, but Ukraine stands their ground as the military tide is turning in their favour. This event will bring you up to date on the situation and what is needed for Ukraine to win the war and become a successful member of the EU. We will also discuss the need for sanctions against Russia to limit the resources available to its war machine and undemocratic leaders.
We will also talk about KSE’s significant contributions to the defence and survival of Ukraine in the war. To date, KSE has raised 37 million US dollar in support of defence and education. Its most recent initiative focuses on building bomb shelters at schools all over Ukraine so that students at all levels can go back to their schools and obtain the education they deserve. Building human capital will be as important as rebuilding physical capital, while the country prepares for its future in the European Union.
While KSE is raising funds to support Ukraine in the war, we started the charitable foundation Friends of KSE in Sweden to support KSE as well as Ukrainian students and academics within and outside Ukraine more generally. Since the event “Support the future of Ukraine” on April 19, 2022, the foundation has raised more than 500 000 Euros and this event will be an opportunity to increase this support.
Special guests will be Tymofiy Mylovanov, President of KSE and former Minister of Economy and Trade in Ukraine, and Nataliia Shapoval, Vice President for Policy Research at KSE and one of the members of the influential Yermak-McFaul international expert group on sanctions.
Comments will be shared by Andreas Umland, an analyst at the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies (SCEEUS) at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and by Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE. The discussion will be moderated by Maria Perrotta Berlin, Assistant Professor at SITE.
The event will be streamed online via the Zoom platform. Please register via the Trippus platform (here). A confirmation email will be sent to you within a few minutes. If you have not received the confirmation email within 10 minutes, please check your SPAM folder. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions regarding the event.
About the Friends of KSE Initiative
Friends of KSE is a Swedish non-profit (“Ideell förening”) with the purpose to support academics with links to Ukraine and in particular, though not exclusively, those at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE). This will be done through fundraising and financial as well as intellectual support. The funds raised will only be used to support Ukrainian academics and faculty, staff, and students at KSE. The administrative costs of the association are capped not to exceed 5% of the funds raised. Anyone that wants to support KSE is welcome, and there is also an opportunity to join the association.
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