The conference seeks to address the question of how we know about the Russo-Ukrainian War, and to explore the conditions under which processes of knowledge production about the war have been taking place. Much has been said about the perceived lack of knowledge that took the world by surprise on the 24th of February 2022. We seek to challenge such a perception by approaching the question of knowledge as mediated by dominant epistemologies, global inequalities in knowledge making, as well as performance of expertise and positionalities in international politics. The conference places centre stage the production, circulation, and contestation of knowledge to discuss who gets to speak about the war, what kind of speech gains traction, and what perspectives and why tend to be ignored. The event is co-organized by CEU’s Department of International Relations and the Invisible University for Ukraine (IUFU).
The conference closes with CIVICA’s Tour d’ Europe public lecture, "The Russo-Ukrainian War and the Future European Order", which brings together Mary Kaldor, Viktoria Sereda and Anton Shekhovtsov to reflect on additional aspects of the war. They will examine the war's impact on the EU's strategic autonomy as it relates to energy, the economy and international order.
Visit here for more information about the Tours d' Europe event on Friday, December 1 at 5:30 p.m. (registration required)."