EUROPA UNA Lecture#
Professor Yale H. Ferguson - The United States, NATO, and Ukraine: European Security in a Changing Context#
Date: November 17, 2014, 06:00 PM
Venue: Regional Office on International Relations, Nankiera 17, 50-140 Wrocław, Poland
Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies, Academia Europaea Knowledge Hub, College of Eastern Europe and Institute of Political Science at University of Wrocław invite to a public lecture by Professor Yale H. Ferguson on The United States, NATO, and Ukraine: European Security in a Changing Context.
The West’s response to Russian aggression proved to be slow, divided, largely symbolic at the outset, and minimal as the crisis evolved. Sanctions were too little and too late, and NATO’s establishment of a relatively small rapid response force is an insufficient military capability for what appears certain to be a renewed Cold War. Much greater resolve, military build-up, and new NATO strategy will be required to curb Putin’s expansive ultranationalism and clear design to re-establish the Russian empire as far as opportunity permits.
- The presentation will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
- Attendance to this event is free of charge.
- Translation will be provided.
Dr. Ferguson’ publications include 12 books and over 60 book chapters and articles. Books with frequent co-author Richard W. Mansbach are Globalization: The Return of Borders to a Borderless World?; A World of Polities; Remapping Global Politics; The Elusive Quest Continues; Polities; The Elusive Quest; The State, Conceptual Chaos, and the Future of International Relations Theory; and The Web of World Politics. Others are On the Cutting Edge of Globalization (with James N. Rosenau, David C. Earnest, and Ole R. Holsti); Political Space (with R. J. Barry Jones);Continuing Issues in Global Politics (with Walter Weiker); and Contemporary Inter-American Relations. He and Mansbach are currently working on a sequel to Polities, with the working title of Preinternational Polities: Political Evolution in the Ancient Mediterranean.
Dr. Ferguson is on the editorial advisory board of Global Governance. From 2002-2010 he served on the editorial advisory board for International Studies Review; from 1999-2003, on the editorial advisory board of International Studies Quarterly; and from 1995-2000, on the international advisory board of the European Journal of International Relations.
In 1999 Dr. Ferguson was honored with the Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research. He was elected in 2013 to Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe) and serves on its Social Science Committee as its Political Science Liaison. He is also an elected member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts and has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge (three times), the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and the University of Padova (Italy), as well as Fulbright Professor at Salzburg. The International Studies Association-Northeast in 2011 established the annual Yale H. Ferguson Award to “recognize the book that most advances international studies as a pluralist discipline.”