2023 / 11 / 08 (Wed.)


Symposium “Russian invasion of Ukraine and Eastern Europe/East of Europe”

Supported by the research grant for diplomacy and security of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, ROLES launched the “Establishment of an Information Platform to Support the Liberal Democratic Order” in fiscal year 2023.
Within this framework, ROLES launched a task force, “Liberal Democracies in Eastern and Central Europe and the Balkans,” to focus its research on the region, which is undergoing a major turning point due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine externally and the transformation of the democratic system domestically.

This symposium aims to introduce some of the activities of the Task Force and will feature the latest analysis of the situation in the region by members of the Task Force. We look forward to your participation.

Introduction of ROLES Project:
 Prof. Satoshi IKEUCHI, Professor of Religion and Global Security, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST) , the University of Tokyo and Head of the ROLES (RCAST Open Laboratory for Emergence Strategies)

Introduction of task force “Liberal Democracies in Eastern and Central Europe and the Balkans”:
Prof. Atsuko HIGASHINO, Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba

"The Russo-Ukrainian War from the field":
Mr. Norito KUNISUE, Editorialist of The Asahi Shimbun / Visiting Senior Research Fellow, RCAST, the University of Tokyo

"Central and Eastern Europe from the Russian Perspective: Reading from History Textbooks":
Mr. Yoshihisa NISHIYAMA, Project Assistant Professor/Project Research Associate, RCAST, the University of Tokyo

“The Russo-Ukrainian War” for Poland:
Mr. Yuma TANAKA, Project Researcher, RCAST, the University of Tokyo

Mr. Yu KOIZUMI, Lecturer of Religion and Global Security, RCAST,  the University of Tokyo

Date: 8 November, 2023
Time: 14:00~16:30 (JST)
Format: Hybrid with online broadcasting ※Japanese only
Participation: General Public
Registration Required from this Link for both in person and online participation
The University of Tokyo KomabaⅡCampus(4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo)
Bldg.3-South ENEOS Hall
ZOOM Webiner
* Please note that seating in the auditorium is limited.