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GPPN: Thinking Public Policy Webinar Series

Global Public Policy Network
Group Calls
The Global Impact of the War in Ukraine
featuring faculty from FGV, GraSPP, Hertie, LSE and SIPA

13 Apr 2022
7am New York | 8am São Paulo | 12pm London | 1pm Paris/Berlin 
7pm Singapore | 8pm Tokyo

Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine in violation of international law and international norms has been felt throughout the world, across multiple domains. The fear and suffering created in Ukraine has led to a new refugee crisis in Europe. Rising oil, gas and food prices, economic sanctions, and supply chain disruptions have thwarted hopes for a post-pandemic global economic recovery. Notions of state sovereignty have been challenged and concepts of great power “spheres of influence” have once again come to the fore.


Will this war fundamentally reshape great power relations and lead to an unexpected new world order? How should we interpret the different responses to the crisis, among the world’s emerging powers? What promise, if any, can global governance and security alliances offer? Which observations and analyses are gaining salience among policymakers?


Join our expert panellists in this third webinar of the GPPN: Thinking Public Policy series, and hear their take on the impact and consequences of the war so far.


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Cornelia Woll

Cornelia Woll is President of the Hertie School and Professor of International Political Economy.  Woll came to the Hertie School in 2022 from Sciences Po in Paris, where she had served in many roles since 2006, including President of the Academic Board (since 2020), Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Max Planck Sciences Po Center (MaxPo), and as a researcher at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE).

Her research focuses on the international political economy and economic sociology, in particular regulatory issues in the European Union and the United States. A specialist on business-government relations, she is the author of The Power of Inaction: Bank Bailouts in Comparative Perspective (Cornell, 2014) and Firm Interest: How Governments Shape Business Lobbying on Global Trade (Cornell, 2008).



Dr Eugenia Nazrullaeva is an LSE Fellow in the School of Public Policy. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles (2020). Eugenia’s research interests are in the areas of historical political economy and economic history of Russia. In her current projects, she studies discrimination and incorporation in the late Imperial Russia and preventive repression in Soviet Lithuania. Eugenia is also affiliated with the project “Democracy under Threat: How Education can Save it” at the University of Glasgow.

Eugenia Nazrulleava


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Guilherme Stolle Paixão e Casarões

Guilherme Casarões is a Doctor and Master of Political Science from the University of São Paulo, a Master of International Relations from the University of Campinas (San Tiago Dantas Program), a specialist in History and Political Cultures from the Federal University of Minas Gerais and has a degree in International Relations from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais. He is Vice-Coordinator of the Graduation in Public Administration of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP) and Professor of FGV in the areas of Public Administration, Political Science and International Relations. He was a visiting fellow at the Tel Aviv University (2011) and Brandeis University (2015). He has published research and articles in the areas of Brazilian Foreign Policy, Brazil-Middle East Relations and International Relations Theory. Among his most relevant publications are "The Place of Israel and Palestine in Brazilian Foreign Policy" (History, 2014), "Itamaraty's Mission" (Cairo Review of Global Affairs, 2014), "Itamaraty on the Move" Research, 2013), "Brazil, East Asia, and the Shaping of World Politics" (Perceptions, 2013) and "The Role of Itamaraty in the Foreign Policy of the Collor de Mello Government" (Brazilian Journal of International Policy, 2012).


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Thomas J. Christensen

Thomas J. Christensen is Interim Dean, James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations and Director of the China and the World program in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University (SIPA). From 2006 to 2008, he served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, with responsibility for relations with China, Taiwan, and Mongolia.  He is a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and editor of the Nancy B. Tucker and Warren I. Cohen book series on the United States in Asia at the Columbia University Press.  He received a Distinguished Public Service Award from the United States Department of State.


His research and teaching focuses on China’s foreign relations, the international relations of East Asia, and international security. Previously, he taught at Princeton University, MIT, and Cornell University. He received his bachelor’s from Haverford College, his master’s in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, and a doctorate in political science from Columbia University.


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Yee Kuang HENG is Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo. His doctoral work at the LSE was on the transformation of warfare and strategic studies. He previously held faculty positions lecturing at Trinity College Dublin; the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS. Current research interests include UK-Japan defence cooperation and more broadly the European military presence in the Indo-Pacific. Recent publications include “UK-Japan military exercises and mutual strategic reassurance”, Defence Studies, Vol. 21 Issue 3 (2021) and “Enhancing Europe’s Global Power in Asia 2030”, Global Policy, Vol. 11 Issue 1 (2020).

Yee Kuang Heng

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