Jeffrey Sachs on the Path to Peace in Ukraine

Event Summary

World-renowned intellectual Jeffrey Sachs will speak on “The Path to Peace in Ukraine". He will be joined by University of Ottawa Ukraine expert Ivan Katchanovski.

Event Details

Recently, the Canadian government called for regime change in Moscow and openly opposed China’s call for a truce and negotiations. At the same time Canada has donated more than $2 billion in arms to Ukraine. Alongside large amounts of weapons, Canada is sharing critical military intelligence and training Ukrainian troops while Canadian special forces and former troops operate in Ukraine.

Russia’s war is illegal and brutal and Ottawa contributed to provoking this horrible conflict through its role in promoting NATO expansion, helping oust elected president Victor Yanukovich and military assistance that undermined the Minsk II peace accord.

It’s time the Canadian government pushed for a truce and negotiations to end the horrors.

World-renowned intellectual Jeffrey Sachs will speak on “The Path to Peace in Ukraine”. Sachs was twice named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time and ranked by The Economist among the top three most influential living economists. He will be joined by University of Ottawa Ukraine expert Ivan Katchanovski who will provide background on the conflict in Ukraine as well as context around Canada’s role.