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On the Ground in Kyiv: A Report from Ukraine

January 28, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are spiraling as Russian forces gather along the border and Russia is targeting Ukrainian government agencies with cyberattacks. Meanwhile, Europe and the United States are trying to develop a collective response to Russia’s aggression and to deter a further invasion of Ukraine.

Last week a group of German parliamentarians visited Kyiv (and Warsaw) to have a look at the situation on the ground. Bundestag member Metin Hakverdi (SPD) was part of the delegation. Join the American Council on Germany and the New York Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung for a discussion with Mr. Hakverdi about the trip and about Germany’s position on the Ukraine crisis.

Metin Hakverdi joined the SPD in 2002 and has been a member of the German Bundestag since 2013. He serves on the Bundestag’s Committee on European Union Affairs and on the Finance Committee. He is the Chairman of the USA/North America Working Group within the SPD Parliamentary Group and a member of the German-American Parliamentary Friendship Group in the German Bundestag.

Before being elected to the Bundestag, Mr. Hakverdi was a member of the Parliament of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg from 2008 to 2013, where he was on the Budget Committee and the Committee of Public Companies and Assets. He attended high school in Simi Valley, California, in 1985/86 and studied law at the Christian-Albrecht University in Kiel and at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. Mr. Hakverdi was a distinguished visitor at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in 2019 and a 2020 John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow at Harvard’s Center for European Studies (CES). He is a member of the Atlantik-Brücke e.V.


January 28, 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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