Public lecture examines Putin’s war in Ukraine

This year’s Erickson Lecture will explore the issues Russian authoritarianism is facing a year on from the invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainian soldiers on military parade. Ukrainian flag on military uniform.

‘What does defeat in Ukraine tell us about Putin's Russia?’ will take place in the Playfair Library at Old College on Thursday 9 March at 5:15pm.

The lecture will be delivered by political scientist Professor Mark Galeotti, one of the world’s leading experts on Russian security affairs.

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Professor Mark Galeotti

Professor Galeotti will look in depth at Putin’s underestimation of Ukrainian fortitude and the limits Russia continues to face under its own political system.  

The event is free and is open to all. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis and must be booked in advance.

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Erickson Lecture

The Erickson Lecture was established to mark the important contributions to military history and analysis made by Professor John Erickson while Professor of Politics and Head of the Centre for Defence Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

The annual lecture series acts as a platform for prominent analysts and politicians to discuss relations between Russia and the wider world.

The lectures are hosted by the University of Edinburgh Princess Dashkova Russia Centre, and the University of Edinburgh Europa Institute and the University of Edinburgh Politics and International Relations Transatlantic Seminar Series.

Related links

Dashkova Centre | The University of Edinburgh

Supporting our community during the invasion of Ukraine | The University of Edinburgh

Russia’s war against its own future | Impact | The University of Edinburgh