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Collisions is a book that explores the origins of Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine. It situates this war in a broader European, transatlantic and global context, providing readers a sense of the story behind the headlines. It explains the path to Europe's biggest war since the end of World War II.

Speaker: Professor Michael Kimmage

Michael Kimmage is Professor of History at the Catholic University of America and a Non-resident Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. From 2014 to 2016, he served on the Secretary's Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State, where he handled the Ukraine/Russia portfolio. He is the author of The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers, and the Lessons of Anti-Communism and The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy. He writes regularly for Foreign Affairs, the New Republic, and other publications.

Chair: Dr Jade McGlynn

Jade McGlynn is a Leverhulme EC Researcher in the War Studies department at King’s College London. She holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford, where she previously worked as a Lecturer in Russian. She is a frequent contributor to international media, including BBC, CNN, DW, Foreign Policy, The Times, The Telegraph and The Spectator.

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Jade McGlynn

Leverhulme Early Career Post-Doctoral Fellow

Event details

Dockrill Room (K6.07)
King's Building
Strand Campus, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS