Winter symposium: The future of Ukraine

The symposium is a joint arrangement between the Swedish Defence University and the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences.

This year the symposium is dedicated to the war against Ukraine, the important issue of holding Russia accountable for its actions and the rebuilding of Ukraine.

Register to participate on site

Seats are limited, please register at the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences web site.

If you do not have the opportunity to attend in person, you are welcome to participate in our online broadcast via Zoom


PLEASE NOTE that the first panel will start approximately 10-15 minuter earlier than original programme.

09.00 Introductory note
Björn von Sydow, President of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences

Robert Egnell, Vice-Chancellor of the Swedish Defence University

Guest of Honour: Andrii Plakhotniuk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Sweden

09.35 Holding Russia responsible
Keynote: Dr Anton Korynevych, Special Envoy, Ministry for Foreign
Affairs, Ukraine

Comments: Fredrik Wesslau, Swedish diplomat, former Deputy Head of Mission for the European Union Advisory Mission in Ukraine

Moderator: Marie Jacobsson, Principal Legal Adviser on International Law at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

10.30 Coffee

11:00 Rebuilding Ukraine: Principles and policies
Keynote: Dr Torbjörn Becker, Director of Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE)

Comments: Kristian Andersson, CEO and Chairman of the Management Board at bank SEB in Ukraine

Moderator: Kjell Engelbrekt, Dean at the Swedish Defence University

11:45 Closing remarks
Fredrik Löjdquist, Director of the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European Studies

More information about the event

Date: Feb 24, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM—12:00 PM
Location: Online or Sverigesalen in the Swedish defence University, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm
Camilla Magnusson

Head of External Relations and Communication, Head of Division +46 8-55342736