Prof. Toomas Hendrik Ilves

Visiting Professor of Democracy in the Digital Age, the University of Tartu

Toomas H. Ilves is currently a visiting Professor at the University of Tartu. He was the President of Estonia from 2006 to 2016 and is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as ambassador to the United States and Canada. Moreover, Mr. Ilves was the chairman of the North Atlantic Institute and was a member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2006. He holds a BA from the Columbia University of New York and a master’s in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.




Thursday March, 3

Panel I: The Rejection of the Soviet Collapse

There have been numerous large transformations, shifts, and potential missed opportunities in the three decades since the Soviet Union's demise. Discourse has shifted from the end of so-called history and the possibility of the emergence of a common European home to impossible security demands and the outright invasion of Ukraine. This panel's discussion will center on how Russia and the West have come to terms with the collapse of the Soviet Union over the last thirty years, and what this means for current and future relations in light of the current war.

Moderator: Prof. Žaneta Ozoliņa, Chairman, Latvian Transatlantic Organization