Ep. № 51 - What’s Happening in Eastern Europe?

July 30, 2021

This is a joint event organized by UkraineWorld and the Kyiv Security Forum focused on major security and political developments in Eastern Europe: Ukraine, Belarus, the Caucasus, other Eastern Partnership countries, and the Black Sea region.

The event attempts to look at the region as a whole, as well as assess its recent key security and political challenges and trends.

Well-known experts from Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, and the UK speak at the event.


  • Danylo Lubkivsky, Director of the Kyiv Security Forum, Ukrainian diplomat, former Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister
  • Andrew Wilson, Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations
  • Katsiaryna Shmatsina, Rethink.CEE fellow at the German Marshall Fund, Research Fellow at the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies
  • Hanna Shelest, Security Studies Programme Director at Ukrainian Prism, Chief Editor at UA: Ukraine Analytica
  • Sergi Kapanadze, Professor at Caucasus University and Ilia State University, former Vice-Speaker of the Georgian parliament, former Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister


  • Volodymyr Yermolenko, Analytics Director at Internews Ukraine, Chief Editor at UkraineWorld.org, Ukrainian philosopher and journalist

The discussion is held by Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld under the Media Program in Ukraine, funded by USAID and implemented by Internews. The opinions and views expressed during the event are the sole responsibility of the speakers.