The crisis on Ukraine’s borders has mounted for over a month. Approximately 100,000 Russian troops remain near the Ukrainian border, with reports that tens of thousands more may soon arrive. Led by President Biden, the West has laid down clear markers that a major, new Russian invasion will prompt devastating sanctions, further military shipments to Ukraine, and a strengthening of NATO’s force posture near Russia’s border. Is this enough to stay Putin’s hand?

Dr. Emily Channell-Justice, director of the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program at Harvard University’s Ukrainian Research Institute, provides welcoming remarks. Bernard-Henri Lévy, philosopher, filmmaker, and author of his latest book, The will to see: dispatches from a world of misery and hope, opens the discussion with keynote remarks.

Gen. (Ret.) Philip Breedlove, former supreme allied commander Europe, Heather Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ambassador John Herbst, senior director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council, and Andriy Zagorodnyuk, chair of the Centre for Defence Strategies, join to discuss Russia’s latest menacing military maneuvers and what the West can do to deter another Russian invasion of Ukraine. Melinda Haring, deputy director of the Eurasia Center, moderates.

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