BICC cordially invites to an online discussion with Professor Thomas R. Mockaitis, DePaul University, Chicago, and Professor Andreas Heinemann-Grüder, BICC, on 1 June 2022, 16:00–17:30 hrs (Berlin time).

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has responded to the Russian invasion of Ukraine with a display of unity unseen since the end of the Cold War. That unity, however, obscures profound differences in how the war is perceived in the United States and Europe. Within European member states, the conflict has provoked intense security policy discussions, but it has caused little debate in the United States. For Americans, the war seems far away and the risk of escalation remote. For Germans, however, the conflict is happening next door, and the consequences of supporting Ukraine seem far more serious. In this online event, Thomas R. Mockaitis and Andreas Heinemann-Grüder will discuss the different perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic.

Thomas Mockaitis is Professor of History at DePaul University, where he teaches courses in British, Modern European, and Military History. His research and writing cover violent extremism, insurgency, counterinsurgency and peace operations. As a consultant for the Institute for Security Governance at the Naval Postgraduate School, he does presentations on these subjects at venues around the world.

Andreas Heinemann-Grüder is Senior Researcher at BICC (Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies) and teaches at the University of Bonn. His research focuses on post-Soviet politics, comparative federalism, civil–military relations and irregular armed groups. He has given policy advice to the Chancellery, the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Economic Cooperation of Germany and the German Parliament,

The Zoom event will be moderated by Marie Müller-Koné, BICC.

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