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LSE IDEAS CSEEP at the Jagiellonian University gives a platform for experts by organising events concerning social, economic, and political problems of present-day Central and South-Eastern Europe. Our events include workshops, conferences, online meetings, panel discussions, and more.

The Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 and the subsequent war have already had a dramatic effect on multiple fields, from international order, through regional economy, to individual lives. The aggression is being widely analyzed by politicians, journalists, academics, and citizens around the world, yet it gains particular importance in NATO’s “frontline states”, including Poland, Romania, and the Baltic states. These countries share a complicated historical relationship with Russia and a particular geopolitical position on the Eastern flank of NATO and the EU. Hence, the perceptions and rhetoric surrounding the conflict and its consequences visible in these frontline states have become significant in shaping international and national policies and security. While the Russian war against Ukraine is still ongoing, it is vital to identify, assess and discuss the main strands and tropes of the political and security discourse surrounding the war and its consequences.

The overall aim of this project is to bring together Polish and international academic and think-tank community to share their early assessment of the consequences of Russia’s war in Ukraine with the public and prepare the initial pillars for a more substantial cooperation between scholars from FIPS (Faculty of International and Political Studies at JU) and the external environment of the university based on the FIPS’ expert platform of LSE IDEAS CSEEP at the Jagiellonian University. By inviting scholars and practitioners to participate in a joint expert seminar, this project attempts to popularize the interdisciplinary effects of research that are key to understanding a complex security situation in the region of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). 

Expert seminar, 28.11.2022

A one-day meeting will present the research results to the public and engage the audience in the discussion. Its aim is to get wide outreach both in Krakow, Poland and internationally.


  • Agata Mazurkiewicz, Wojciech Michnik, LSE IDEAS CSEEP at Jagiellonian University
    • ​From concept to reality? Poland as a “frontline state” and its early responses to the war
  • ​Iwona Reichardt, New Eastern Europe
    • ​Poland’s assistance to Ukraine: causes and prospects
  • ​Julia Ryng, LSE IDEAS
    • ​Growing social and cultural tensions in frontline states
  • ​Roman Kozlow, Jagiellonian University
    • Ukrainian narrative after February 24, 2022
  • ​Dominika Dziwisz, Jagiellonian University
    • ​The cyber dimensions of the Russia’s war in Ukraine
  • ​Julia Kazdobina, Head at Ukrainian Foundation for Security Studies
    • Russian propaganda/influence and approaches to countering it by communication and regulation
  • Adam Reichardt, Editor-in-Chief, New Eastern Europe
    • ​Upcoming challenges in Transatlantic Relations and support for Ukraine
  • ​Leon Hartwell, CSEEP LSE IDEAS
    • ​The Baltics and the Russia-Ukraine war: impacts, contributions, and the way forward
  • ​Bogdan Zawadewicz, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
    • ​The impact of ongoing war in Ukraine on the Three Seas Initiative (TSI): main challenges and opportunities
  • Lukasz Kamieński, the director of the LSE IDEAS CSEEP at Jagiellonian University, will serve as a chair of the seminar.

The seminar will take place in the building of the Faculty of International and Political Studies of Jagiellonian University, at Reymonta 4, Krakow in room 09 (ground floor).


  • 10:30-10:55 Arrival of participants
  • 11:00-11:10 Welcome and introductory remarks
  • 11:10-12:45 Panelists’ presentations
  • 12:45-13:10 Break
  • 13:10-14:40 Q&A and discussion
  • 14:40-14:45 Concluding remarks

The project is funded under the program Excellence Initiative – Research University at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.