The End of Peace: How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine is Transforming Europe and Transatlantic Relations - Ivan Krastev in Conversation with John Torpey

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

12:00 pm


Open to the Public

Details of a global map showing the Atlantic Ocean, countries in Europe, and Russia.

At this critical moment in history, political scientist Ivan Krastev helps us understand how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacts the balance of power in Europe, transatlantic relations, and the future of democracy. How does the war change existing divisions, and what should the role of NATO, and by extension the U.S. government, be? Krastev, author of the recent New York Times op-ed “We Are All Living in Putin’s World Now,” sheds light on these questions as the situation changes rapidly on the ground.

Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, IWM Vienna, and the author of The Light that Failed: A Reckoning (with Stephen Holmes), about the backsliding of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe since 1989, among other books. He speaks with John Torpey, professor of sociology and history and director of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. 

This event is the Otto and Fran Walter Memorial Lecture.

Presented with the European Union Studies Center, part of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies at the Graduate Center, and the Transatlantic Policy Center at the School of International Service, American University.

A video of this event will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.

This event will take place online, and closed captions will be provided. Please contact Jimmy Cok at with additional accessibility requests, questions, or concerns.

Photo of speaker Ivan Krastev

Ivan Krastev