Ukraine, Russia, and the Future of the Liberal Order


Please join the Chicago Project on Security and Threats for former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel as the 3rd Hagel Lecturer at the University of Chicago on “Ukraine, Russia, and the Future of the Liberal Order.” With Russia’s impending ground offensive and China potentially arming Russia, Ukraine is at the center of world politics and American national security strategy. 


When: Friday, March 24, 2023 

Time: 5pm-7pm (doors open 4:30) 

Where: Friedman Hall, Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago 


The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, however, and registration is required.  

Register for the event via Eventbrite here


Prof. Robert Pape, director of the University of Chicago Project on Security and Threats, will moderate a wide-ranging discussion on topics ranging from Ukraine to the future of the liberal order to the prospects for foreign policy, the event is the latest in the Hagel Lecture Series on Civil Politics and International Security.  


In what can only be described as tumultuous and radically polarized times, there is a hunger for trying to understand the big picture. Ambassador McFaul and Secretary Hagel have a lifetime of doing exactly that. The informal nature and intimate setting of the event offers the audience a front-row seat into the working of governments and international relations. 


The Hagel Lecture Series was established in 2019 in collaboration with Secretary Hagel, CPOST, and the University of Chicago. It aims to promote open and informed debate on current foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States.