Transatlantic Public Opinion on the War in Ukraine

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Venue: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

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Sophia Besch, Fellow, Europe Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Ivan Krastev, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies

Mark Leonard, Director, ECFR

Chaired by

Sylvie Kauffmann, Editorial Director, Le Monde

In celebration of the opening of the ECFR Washington office, this public panel will look at the state of public opinion on the war in Ukraine from both sides of the Atlantic in the run up to the US presidential and European parliamentary elections.

As the war in Ukraine has passed its second anniversary, two major elections are on the horizon. In June, the European parliamentary elections will be held across the European Union, while Americans will take to the ballot box in November to elect the next president. Both elections have the potential to affect Western support to Ukraine and thus the course of the war.

What is the state of public opinion on both sides of the Atlantic in the run-up to these important elections? Are Americans really souring on the war? Are Europeans prepared to take up the slack if the United States leaves the field? What will it take for both European and American leaders to continue support for Ukraine?

The ECFR US Programme and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Europe Program are excited to host this timely discussion during a critical year for global democracy. Sylvie Kauffmann, Editorial Director of Le Monde and ECFR Board Member, will moderate a panel discussion with Sophia Besch, a fellow in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment, and the coauthors of a new paper on Western public opinion on the war in Ukraine, Mark Leonard, Director of ECFR, and Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies. The event will be livestreamed.

There will be a short drinks reception directly following the panel.

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