The War in Ukraine: Causes and Economic Consequences

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Even obsessively doomscrolling through news outlets and Twitter does not give us a good sense of why Russia invaded Ukraine. This talk will consider the different explanations for why Russia invaded, as well as the longer term consequences of the war on the global economy, and particularly on energy markets.

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The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

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