• FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Ukraine: One Year On

A Ukrainian soldier stands with a British soldier during a capability demonstration, Salisbury Plain Training Area, 2022

Join a panel of experts as they reflect on the current war in Ukraine and its potential legacy.

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In February 2022, Russia launched an invasion of Ukraine and triggered the largest armed conflict in Europe since the Second World War. 

One year on, the National Army Museum will bring together a panel of experts on Eastern European history, modern combat and international relations to reflect on the war. 

They will explore the origins of the conflict, the course of events since last spring and the potential implications of the war for Britain, Europe and the wider world in the years to come.

Running order

5.30pm – Doors open with access to Café
6.30pm – Event begins
7.30pm – Event end
8.00pm – Doors close

Online access

Online ticket holders will receive a link to the event 48 hours before it begins. A reminder will then be sent one hour before the event starts.

About the panel

Anna Reid

Anna Reid is an author and journalist. She was Kyiv correspondent for 'The Economist' and 'The Daily Telegraph' in the 1990s. Her 1997 book, ‘Borderland: A Journey through the History of Ukraine’, has been republished four times. She has written about aspects of Russia’s current war against Ukraine for 'The Economist' and 'The Guardian', and for the US Council on Foreign Relations’ 'Foreign Affairs'. She is also a trustee of the Ukrainian Institute London.

Professor Anthony King 

Anthony King is the Chair of War Studies at the University of Warwick. He has published widely on war and the armed forces, including a trilogy on contemporary military transformation: 'The Transformation of Europe's Armed Forces' (CUP, 2011), 'The Combat Soldier' (OUP, 2013) and 'Command' (CUP, 2019). His most recent book, 'Urban Warfare in the Twenty-First Century', was published by Polity in 2021. In addition to his research, he has advised and mentored the British, European and American armed forces, as well as Nato in Afghanistan.

Dr Maria Shagina 

Maria Shagina is a Diamond-Brown Senior Research Fellow for Economic Sanctions, Standards and Strategy at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Her research interests cover economic statecraft, international sanctions and energy security, with a particular focus on post-Soviet states. Previously, she held senior research positions at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and the University of Zurich. She consulted government agencies, including the US State Department, the UK Foreign Office, House of Commons and the EU Commission, and the private sector on sanctions and energy security. Her research has been cited in 'The New York Times', 'The Washington Post' and 'The Financial Times'.

Dr Daniel Cowling (host)

Daniel Cowling is a Historian at the National Army Museum with a particular interest in modern British and European history. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge, where he wrote a thesis on the British occupation of Germany. His first book, ‘Don’t Let’s Be Beastly to the Germans’, will be published by Head of Zeus in 2023.

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