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ANNUAL LECTURE by GLEN GRANT: An Update on Ukraine Today

We are pleased to announce British-Ukrainian Aid’s Annual Lecture AN UPDATE ON UKRAINE TODAY. Our guest speaker Glen Grant will outline the value and challenges for the UK defence support for Ukraine and the new developments after the recent visit to the UK of President Zelenski.

WHEN: Monday 7th December @ 4:00-5:30 pm (GMT)

About this Event

Ukraine is battered by stresses from all sides: war with Russia, the loss of Crimea and much of the Black and Azov Seas, Coronavirus, the world financial crisis and a new Zelenski Government. Glen will try to put the current Ukraine environment into context. On Russia, he will explain about the war, the President’s initiatives for Donbas and how Russia is influencing internal politics. He will also touch upon the reforming both laws and the law system, with examples from his work with defence committees, and future social and financial uncertainties. Finally, Glen will outline the value and challenges for the UK defence support for Ukraine, the new developments after the recent visit to the UK of President Zelenski and what they mean for the future UK Defence relationship.

GLEN GRANT works as the security and defence expert in the Ukrainian Institute for the Future. His work here is multi-level supporting both the Presidents Administration and the Parliamentary Defence Committee whilst also providing leadership and moral support for NGOs and defence volunteers. He recently drafted a national security strategy. He is also a Senior Fellow in the UK Institute for Statecraft. Glen has his home in Riga and regularly lectures at Riga Technical University, Riga Business School on the Bachelor of Business Administration course in Strategy, HRM, Entrepreneurship and Crisis Management.

Glen has worked in the Defence Ministries and military staffs of UK, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Kosovo, Albania, Slovenia, Serbia and Chile.

In 2016 Glen was Project Manager in MOD Ukraine running a 16 month UK funded project “Reform of Defence Housing” and in 2018 published a ground breaking paper in Kyiv Post on reform of the Ukraine military.

Glen has been academically published twice along with colleague Vlad Milenski with papers on “Defence Models” and “Identifying the Challenges to Defence Reform in Central and Eastern Europe”. Also most recently published for Jamestown Foundation USA on “Interoperability Challenges in the Baltic States for Meeting Hybrid Warfare and Ground Force Threats” with many other papers published on operational military and fitness related subjects.

The event MODERATOR is ALAN MENDOZA, a Founder and the Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society. Alan directs analysis, research focus, strategy and development for the organisation.

He is a weekly columnist for CityAM, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Advisory Board of the Electric Infrastructure Security Council and the presenter of Current Affairs on the J-TV news channel.

Alan is a frequent speaker at high-profile national and international events and conferences. He holds a BA and MPhil in History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge; and a PhD at the same institution focusing on Anglo-American relations during the Bosnian War, 1992-1995.

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British-Ukrainian Aid supports people suffering from the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, including the injured and wounded, orphaned children, the elderly, internally displaced persons, refugees and families who have lost their main earners.

British-Ukrainian Aid is a Charity Registered in England and Wales 1164472


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