Russlands Krieg gegen die Ukraine: Perspektiven der NRW-Friedensforschung

Public Symposium

Livestream from 5:00 pm, today (CEST)


Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 17.00 – 20.00 CEST

Kolpingsaal in the Townhouse Düsseldorf, Bilker Str. 36, 40213 Düsseldorf

In-person event (registration below for in-person participation)

Online livestream (in German)

Organised within the framework of the NRW Network Peace and Conflict Research

The Russian attack on Ukraine is a shocking breach of international law. It calls into question the viability of the European peace and security architecture. The Ukrainian population is being subjected to brutal violence and war crimes. Moreover, the war harbours the danger of even further escalation, including nuclear escalation. German foreign and security policy is facing new challenges that require intensive public and parliamentary discussion. 

NRW is directly affected. There are diverse relations with people and communities in Ukraine, and the state is taking in a large group of refugees. The state government has repeatedly emphasised how seriously it takes its responsibility in this conflict. People in many cities have also demonstrated against the war and campaigned for the preservation of human rights and for peace. 

Peace and conflict research in NRW deals with the war and its consequences from different perspectives. On the basis of initial research findings, this event will enter into dialogue with political decision-makers, the media, civil society and interested members of the public. The public symposium combines a critical review with the question of the consequences of the war for international politics, Germany and NRW. 




N. N. (10 Min.)

Thematische Einführung (5 Min.)

Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel, Käte Hamburger Kolleg/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR 21) & Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF), Universität Duisburg-Essen


Roundtable I: Gewalt, Eskalation und Friedensbemühungen

35 Min. Podiumsdiskussion, 25 Min. Q&A


Dr. Oksana Huss

University of Bologna; Anti-Corruption Research and Education Centre (ACREC, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy und Kyiv School of Economics)


PD Dr. Johannes Vüllers

Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF), Universität Duisburg-Essen


Prof. Dr. Malte Göttsche

Forschungsgruppe Nukleare Verifikation und Abrüstung, RWTH Aachen


Moderation: Dr. Cornelia Ulbert

Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF), Universität Duisburg-Essen




Roundtable II: Solidarität, Flucht und humanitäre Not

35 Min. Podiumsdiskussion, 25 Min. Q&A


Dr. Kerstin Eppert

Institut für interdisziplinäre Konflikt- und Gewaltforschung (IKG), Universität Bielefeld


Dr. Benjamin Etzold

Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies (BICC)


Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger

Institut für Friedenssicherungsrecht und Humanitäres Völkerrecht (IFHV), Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Moderation: Prof Dr. Volker Heins

Käte Hamburger Kolleg/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) & Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI)


Resümee und Ausblick


Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel, KHK/GCR21 & INEF


Get-together und Erfrischungen

In Cooperation with

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