Moderator: Alena Kudzko

Director of the GLOBSEC Policy Institute

Alena Kudzko is a Vice President for Policy and Programming at GLOBSEC think tank, where she oversees policy development, research, and programming in the areas of defence and security, the future of Europe, global order, technology and society, and strategic communication. Before joining GLOBSEC, she worked at various NGOs and academic institutions in Belarus, Estonia, and Hungary, specializing in the area of foreign relations, democratization, and community development. Alena graduated with honours and as the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award winner from Central European University in Budapest/Vienna with a Master's degree in International Relations and European Studies. She previously studied international politics, languages and music at California State University, Bakersfield (as a U.S. State Department Global Undergraduate Fellow), Belarusian State University in Minsk, and the Estonian School of Diplomacy in Tallinn.


Thursday March, 2

Panel I: Global Powers Deter Russia

This panel brings together experts to examine how global powers may work together to stop Russia's aggressive behavior. The emphasis will be the strategies of different and processes for dealing with Russian expansionism and aggression, including the military, economic, and diplomatic measures that would be necessary to contain this threat. The panel will also delve into the effectiveness of these efforts, and the challenges and opportunities for further cooperation. With tensions between Russia and the international community remaining high, this panel provides a timely and important discussion on how the world is working to deter Russian aggression.