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Dr. Roland Paris

The Ukraine Crisis and Europe’s Future: A New Cold War?

UBC Connects Masterclass with Dr. Roland Paris

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
10:00 am – 11:00 am

This event is presented in partnership with the Mark Zacher Distinguished Speaker Lecture on April 28, presented by the UBC Department of Political Science. Dr. Roland Paris will speak at the event from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the Ukraine Crisis and the New World Disorder. Learn more and register for this event.

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About the Masterclass

Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has upended the post-Cold War security order in Europe, which had been based on the assumption that Russia did not pose a direct threat to the peace of the continent. What does the invasion portend for Europe’s future and for relations between “the west” and Russia? Are we heading towards a new Cold War, or something else? And what does it mean for Canada?

The class is free and open to the broader UBC community, but participants are asked to register in advance. The Masterclass will be moderated by Dr. Lisa Sundstrom, Professor in the UBC Department of Political Science.

Please also join Dr. Lisa Sundstrom on Wednesday May 18 as she continues to discuss the impact of the war in Ukraine. Learn more and register for this alumni UBC event.

Dr. Roland Paris

Roland Paris is a professor of international affairs and the director of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa, an associate fellow of Chatham House, and a former senior adviser on foreign policy to the Prime Minister of Canada. His research on international relations has won numerous awards and citations, including the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He also regularly analyzes foreign affairs for national and international media.

In addition to serving in the Prime Minister’s Office, Professor Paris has held positions in Canada’s foreign ministry and its Privy Council Office and has received three awards for public service. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. from the University of Toronto.

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