S04E03: Immi­nent Sce­nar­ios in Ukraine

This episode explores Putin’s threat to democ­ra­cy in Europe and the Ukraine’s con­flict with Rus­sia since the 2014 annex­a­tion of Crimea. Sla­womir Sier­akows­ki dis­cuss­es soft author­i­tar­i­an­ism, the strate­gic sig­nif­i­cance of sanc­tions, and fur­ther artic­u­lates what the war could mean for refugees and ener­gy in Europe.

Guests fea­tured in this episode:

Sla­womir Sier­akows­ki, a Pol­ish soci­ol­o­gist and polit­i­cal ana­lyst, with exten­sive knowl­edge of not only Ukraine and Rus­sia, but also the poten­tial third par­ty in the cur­rent war, Belarus. He is also the founder and edi­tor-in-chief of the Kry­ty­ka Poli­ty­cz­na (Polit­i­cal Cri­tique) mag­a­zine. His more than 400 arti­cles and op-eds include not only pub­li­ca­tions in Pol­ish, but reg­u­lar month­ly columns in the inter­na­tion­al edi­tion of The New York Times and Project Syn­di­cate, among others.


Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria is Rector and President of the Central European University (Vienna/Budapest). Before, she was Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute Geneva, and Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna from 2014 to 2021. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India also addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities.