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What’s Next for Ukraine?

Olesya Khromeychuk, Anna Reid, Malcolm Rifkind

Chair: Jake Wallis Simons

26/02/2023 8:00 pm
Kings Place, Hall 2

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has changed the world. From precipitating a refugee crisis throughout Europe as eight million Ukrainians fled their homes, to increased nuclear fears, the threat of famine in Africa and social and economic unrest in Britain, the impact has been seismic and global. What lies ahead? Editor of The Jewish Chronicle Jake Wallis Simons is joined by Ukraine expert, author and The Economist’s former Kyiv correspondent Anna Reid, historian, writer and director of the Ukrainian Institute London Olesya Khromeychuk, and former Foreign Secretary and Secretary of State for Defence Malcolm Rifkind.

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Olesya Khromeychuk


Dr Olesya Khromeychuk (@OKhromeychuk) is the Director of the Ukrainian Institute London. She is a historian and writer. She has taught the history of East-Central Europe at several British universities, and has written for The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Der Spiegel, the Los Angeles Review of BooksProspect and The New Statesman. Khromeychuk is the author of The Death of a Soldier Told by His Sister (2022) and “Undetermined" Ukrainians. Post-War Narratives of the Waffen SS "Galicia" Division (2013).

Anna Reid


Anna Reid is a historian and journalist. She was The Economist’s Kyiv correspondent from 1993-'95, and ran the foreign policy programme at the London-based think tank Policy Exchange from 2002-6. Her Borderland: a Journey through the History of Ukraine was first published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 1997; an updated fourth edition came out last autumn. Her other titles are The Shaman’s Coat: a Native History of Siberia, and Leningrad: Tragedy of a City under Siege, 1941-44, which was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and has been translated into eighteen languages. She is a trustee of the Ukrainian Institute London, and currently working on a history of the Allied intervention into the 1918-’20 Russian Civil War.

Malcolm Rifkind


Sir Malcolm Rifkind served in the Governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major for an uninterrupted 18 years. He held four Cabinet posts including Minister of Defence and Foreign Secretary. From 2010-15 he was Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee which has oversight of MI6,MI5 and GCHQ. He is, currently, a Visiting Professor at the Dept of War Studies of King’s College and lectures, occasionally, at the LSE and other Universities.

Jake Wallis Simons


Jake Wallis Simons is an award-winning British journalist and novelist. In December 2021, he was appointed Editor of the Jewish Chronicle.

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