3rd Annual Nunn School Symposium: Lessons from Russia’s War in Ukraine for the West

This half-day program explores what lessons the West should draw a year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It will consider both what can be learned about warfighting and about the broader role of statecraft.  While what has happened and what might happen are clearly relevant, the focus will be on what lessons can be drawn from what has happened thus far.

Schedule of Events

12:30–2 p.m.

Lunch & Welcome: Adam Stulberg and Alasdair Young

What does Ukraine think the West should learn?: Volodymyr Dubovyk, Department of International Relations, Mechnikov National University, Odesa, Ukraine

2–3:30 p.m.


  • Procurement: Will Roper
  • War fighting: Philip Breedlove
  • Cyber war: Nadiya Kostyuk (School of Public Policy)

Moderator: Jenna Jordan

3:30–3:45 p.m.


3:45–5:15 p.m.


  • Managing alliance relationships: Robert Bell
  • Importance of geoeconomics: Adam Stulberg
  • Reflections and implications for US grand strategy: Michele Flournoy

Moderator: Alasdair Young

5:15 p.m.


Organized by the Nunn School’s Center on European and Transatlantic Studies and Center for International Science, Technology, and Policy.

Co-sponsored by the Atlanta Council on International Relations.

Made possible by a generous contribution from the Neal Family Endowment.

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