Conferenza / Incontro

Roundtable on the Russian – Ukraine conflict: Security, Society, and Politics

PhD Conference
7 aprile 2022
Orario di inizio 
Palazzo Paolo Prodi - Via Tommaso Gar 14, Trento
Room 004
Organizzato da: 
School of International Studies
Ingresso libero


When President Putin announced the ‘special military operation in Ukraine’, he posed a considerable challenge to European security, especially in Eastern Europe. Similarly, the immediate sanctions from the Western World imposed serious challenges on Russian society. Unlike the case of Crimea in 2014, the Russian people found themselves divided on the current conflict. 
The roundtable brings together different approaches to the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Speakers will try to address the following questions: Why did Putin decide to start a 'special military operation’? What are the drivers of his external policy? What is the impact of this conflict on the Eastern European region? Is it true that the majority of Russians support Putin’s decision? 
This Discussion aims at bridging different perspectives by bringing together the University of Trento’s young researchers from different countries whose fresh outlooks can enrich the ongoing debate on this issue and show the ‘other’ part of this story.


  • Andrei Tarasov, PhD Candidate in International Studies, School of International Studies, University of Trento; 
  • Adriana Cuppuleri, PhD Graduate at the School of International Studies, University of Trento, and Peer-reviewed independent Researcher on Russia's foreign policy in the Post-soviet space; 
  • Francesco Magno, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Eastern European History, School of International Studies, University of Trento.


Ludovica di Lullo, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Law, School of International Studies, University of Trento.