The Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, the International Security Policy Concentration (ISP), the Columbia SIPA Veteran’s Association (CSVA) at the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Center for Veteran Transition and Integration (CVTI) at Columbia University present:

A Discussion on the War in Ukraine

Liam Collins, Ph.D.
Colonel, United States Army, Ret.
Former Defense Advisor to Ukraine

Welcome by Thomas Christensen, Interim Dean, School of International and Public Affairs

Moderated by COL Ricardo Turner, U.S. Army War College Fellow, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies


From 2016-2018, Collins served as a defense advisor to Ukraine. In that position he met with hundreds of Ukrainian officials to include their president, minister of defense, and chief of defense to help them reform their defense establishment. Within the United States he met with numerous officials including the National Security Advisor, the Secretary of Defense, senior Department of State Officials, and the House Armed Services Committee. Collins has also conducted field research in Georgia to study the 2008 Russo-Georgian War and to the Baltics to study their attempts to deter Russian aggression. He has authored numerous articles and reports and most recently, he has provided expert commentary for BBC World News, CNN, Fox News, CBC News, Deutsche Welle News TV, BBC Radio, and CBC Radio, among others, to discuss the current war.

This is a hybrid event. In-person registration open to CUID holders only.
Webinar registration open to all.

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