Conference topic

Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine on February 24, 2022 started the next stage of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, which had been ongoing since 2014. The full-scale war, which has been going on for almost a year, has not only had a fundamental impact on the fate of Ukraine and Russia, but has also become a catalyst for profound changes in geopolitics, international relations and international economics. As a result of this war, a new security system will probably be formed, which will be different from the security system currently in operation. This conflict, which was unimaginable a dozen or so years ago, the largest conflict on the European continent since the end of World War II, will fundamentally affect the perception of many areas of functioning of modern states and societies, from military doctrines to international law. There is no doubt that various aspects of the ongoing war will become the subject of studies and analyzes that will examine the circumstances of this conflict many years after its end.

Organizers of the International Expert Conference “Russo-Ukrainian War 2022-2023. Genesis, causes, course and effects”, recognizing the need to formulate the first summaries, interesting forecasts for the future and an interdisciplinary approach to the events taking place in Ukraine, invite all interested scientists and experts to exchange knowledge and experience on the ongoing war. In particular, we invite specialists in the field of: international relations, security sciences, legal sciences, sociological sciences, medical sciences from Poland, Ukraine and other countries of the world.

The organizers propose to concentrate the conference discourse around the following thematic panels:

  1. Political panel:
    •  Origin of the war. Russia-Ukraine relations 1991-2022;
    • The Russo-Ukrainian war in the light of Russian geostrategic concepts;
    • Poland and other countries of the world towards the Russo-Ukrainian war;
    • NATO and other formats – international organizations towards the Russo-Ukrainian war;
    • Belarus and its role in the Russo-Ukrainian war;
    • The Russo-Ukrainian war in the background of global geopolitical games;
    • The domestic political scene in Russia and Ukraine;
    • Russian and Ukrainian activities in the field of soft-power on the international arena (information warfare and its role in the armed conflict on the example of this war);
    • Democratic opposition in Russia to the Russo-Ukrainian war;
    • Impact of the war in Ukraine on the security of the Republic of Poland;
    • New prospects for the development of the situation in Europe after the Ukrainian victory;
    • Demilitarization of the areas on the Russo-Ukrainian border.
  2. Military panel
    • Military preparations of both parties to the conflict;
    • Military training system in Russia and Ukraine;
    • The course of the armed conflict – strategic, operational and tactical analysis;
    • Mercenaries, volunteers, militia – irregular military formations in the ongoing war – impact on the course of the conflict
    • War as a training ground – analysis of armament and equipment of the warring parties;
    • War of Attrition – Russian attacks on Ukrainian infrastructure;
    • Foreign military aid to Ukraine – the impact of foreign military aid on the course of the conflict;
    • Impact of the intelligence community on decisions to start a conflict and its course.
  3. Economic panel
    • Impact of the war on the economies of Russia and Ukraine;
    • Impact of the Russo-Ukrainian war on the Polish economy;
    • The Russo-Ukrainian war and global economic processes;
    • The Russo-Ukrainian war and the structure of global supply chains (raw materials, energy);
    • The West’s economic war against the Russian Federation;
    • Assessment of the policy of economic sanctions against Russia – their impact on the course of the conflict.
  4.  Medical panel
    • Battlefield medicine in the conditions of the Russian-Ukrainian war;
    • The impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the functioning of the Ukrainian healthcare system;
    • International Medical Aid for Ukraine
    • War trauma and PTSD among refugees and participants of armed conflict
    • Medical entities – organization and method of providing medical support in times of crisis and war;
    • Military hospital entities – role and importance in the defense and security policy of the state;
    • Qualified medical staff and their role during armed conflicts;
  5. Legal Panel:
    • Legal and international aspects of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine;
    • War crimes and crimes against humanity during the Russo-Ukrainian war – Criminal international responsibility for crimes in Ukraine;
    • Military operations in Ukraine and observance of international humanitarian law;
    • Prisoners of war in the realities of the Russo-Ukrainian war;
    • Legal conditions of foreign aid for Ukraine;
    • Secession and incorporation of regions of Ukraine in the light of international law.
  6. Social panel
    • The humanitarian crisis caused by the Russo-Ukrainian war;
    • Social attitudes in Russia and Ukraine towards the war;
    • How the war is covered in the Ukrainian, Russian and world media (including social media);
    • The education system in Ukraine in the realities of war;
    • Social aspects of migration of Ukrainians due to the war;
    • The system of care for war refugees in Poland and other countries;
    • Challenges related to the integration of Ukrainian citizens within third country societies;
    • Demographic collapse of Ukraine;
    • Anti-Ukrainian narrative in the West – its sources and effects.