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RENPET lecture: The war in Ukraine as a geopolitical wake-up call for the EU and a challenge to broader connectivity in Eurasia

  • Tony van der Togt, Senior Associate Fellow at the Clingendael Russia and Eastern Europe Centre
Thursday 2 June 2022
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
War game: Europe and Russia

About the speaker

Tony van der Togt is an Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Russia and Eastern Europe Centre of the Clingendael Institute in The Hague and Strategic Policy Adviser for the Europe Department at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After studying contemporary history in Amsterdam (Free University) and Nijmegen, he had a long career as a Dutch diplomat, dealing with Eastern Europe and Central Asia, both in The Hague and in Moscow, Almaty and as Dutch Consul-General in St. Petersburg. In 2013 he acted as Dutch co-ordinator of the Netherlands-Russia bilateral year. He has published widely on EU-Russia relations, the EU’s Eastern Partnership, Dutch-Russian bilateral relations and the Eurasian Economic Union. He also participates in a number of dialogue platforms with Russian and other international experts, including in the framework of the EU-Russia Expert Network, the Minsk Dialogue and the Cooperative Security Initiative. A full list of his publications is available at the Clingendael expert page: www.clingendael.org.



RENPET is an Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Network of ten major universities across Europe and a leading pan-European professional academic association. Its aim is to foster cutting edge research, translating that research into innovative teaching and professional development. RENPET members actively engage in policy debates.

The ‘Europe’s turning point’ roundtable is part of a three-day series sessions, workshops and lectures hosted at Leiden University. This lecture is open for all students, staff and other interested people.


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