Reports from Kyiv, Moscow, and Chicago


At 12:00 noon (CST) on March 4, please join the Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies (CEERES) and the Kyiv School of Economics for a roundtable discussion about the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Monika Nalepa, Konstantin Sonin, and Tymofiy Mylovanov will speak. Scott Gehlbach will moderate. There will be time for Q&A from the audience.

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About the Panelists

Scott Gehlbach


Scott Gehlbach (Moderator), Pearson Faculty Affiliate, Professor at Department of Political Science and Harris School of Public Policy, at the University of Chicago. A political economist and comparativist, Gehlbach’s work is motivated by the contemporary and historical experience of Russia, Ukraine, and other postcommunist states.

Tymofiy Mylovanov

Tymofiy Mylovanov, President of the Kyiv School of Economics, Associate Professor of the University of Pittsburgh, and the former Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine. His research interests cover such areas as theory of games and contracts, and institutional design.

Monika Nalepa

Monika Nalepa is an associate professor of political science at the University of Chicago. With a focus on post-communist Europe, her research interests include transitional justice, parties and legislatures, and game-theoretic approaches to comparative politics. 

Konstantin Sonin

Konstantin Sonin is John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. His research interests include political economics, development, and economic theory. His papers have been published in leading academic journals in economics and political science.