Conference Programme and the order of the speakers


The conference will open at 6.30pm with the chair for the evening, Edward Lucas, giving a brief introduce of the topic and speakers.

Josef Zissels will then give a presentation for about 25-30 minutes about the current situation in Ukrainian, with special emphasis on the implications of the political transformation as well as the ongoing confrontation in eastern Ukraine for the local Jewish population. This presentation will be in Russian with consecutive interpretation in to English. Questions will then be taken from the floor.

Following this will be a short presentation by Anton Shekhovtsov mapping the impact of far-right movements in Ukraine (and beyond) and the impact of Antisemitism in the current situation.

Finally, Antony Polonsky will take on the situation in Eastern Europe as a whole and indicate directions in which the discussion should take.

After a very short break there the audience will be given an opportunity to contribute to the discussion which will be followed by a return to the panellists for further comments and replies to questions posed from the floor.

The conference will conclude around 8.30pm.




Ukraine Panel Discussion at Chatham House


A quick tip here about another evening event focusing on current affairs in Ukraine, albeit with a slightly different angle than Future Perspectives.

The panel discussion ‘Russia, Ukraine and the West: Is confrontation inevitable?’ will be hosted at Chatham House and co-organised by the International New York Times (10 St James Square, London, SW1Y 4LE) on Wednesday the 25th June.

Registration is free (coincidentally, just like Future Perspectives), but it is the guess of the Future Perspectives editorial team that tickets will be in high demand.

In case you can’t make it to this event there will also be an opportunity to watch it online, live-streamed on the Chatham House website.

Please remember, however, that Future Perspectives will not be live-streamed – so don’t take any chances and book your ticket on our eventbrite page today: