Shadow Politics, 25/09/2022
Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D Brown and Marília Duffles
What it means for the World
Former Press Secretary for President Zelenskyy
Iuliia Mendel is a Ukrainian journalist who served as press secretary and spokesperson for the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, from 2019 until 2021. Mendel offers a peek behind the curtain in her new memoir, THE FIGHT OF OUR LIVES: My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine's Battle for Democracy and What it Means for the World.
Her extensive journalism experience on television and in print media includes work for The New York Times, Politico Europe, the Atlantic Council, VICE, World Affairs and Der Spiegel. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, she has contributed to The Washington Post and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News - reporting from Ukraine. Iuliia lives in Kyiv, Ukraine, with her husband, Pavlo Kukhta.
When Ukrainian journalist Iuliia Mendel got the call she had been hired to work for President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, she had no idea what was to come.
Daniel Hamilton is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe, president of the Transatlantic Leadership Network and co-leads “The United States, Europe and World Order” postdoctoral program at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he has served as the Richard von Weizsäcker Professor (2003-12), the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor (2013-20) and is a senior fellow in the school’s Foreign Policy Institute. Hamilton was the founding director of the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations and for 15 years served as executive director of the American Consortium on European Union Studies.
Vladimir Putin's second invasion of Ukraine began on February 24th. Now - nearly seven months later - Putin's war on Ukraine still rages on with new threats and tactics to further his aggression and secure his end-goal of destroying democracy in Ukraine.
Professor Dan Hamilton, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, will give us his insights into the war that can potentially spread through Europe and endanger regional stability. Iuliia Mendel will tell us what this.
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