“War in Ukraine, Peace in Europe? Geopolitics, Economics, and Security after Russia’s Invasion”: The Nanovic Forum with Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs will host Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the youngest president of Croatia as well as the first woman to be elected to the office, at the Nanovic Forum on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hesburgh Center for International Studies.

The event is free and open to the public. A live stream of the event will be available on the event webpage as well as the Nanovic Institute’s YouTube channel.

Grabar-Kitarović was elected president of the Republic of Croatia in January 2015, a position she held until February 2020. The fourth person to serve in this role since Croatia’s independence from Yugoslavia in 1991, she was also the first woman and, at 46, the youngest person to assume the presidency. Since the 1990s, Grabar-Kitarović has held a number of governmental and diplomatic posts, including to the EU and the U.S., and has received numerous national and international awards. In 2019, she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement award from the Fulbright Association, which recognized Grabar-Kitarović’s remarkable contributions as a leader, diplomat and public servant who “embodies the best of leadership in times of unrelenting global crises.”

The Nanovic Forum deepens Notre Dame’s rich tradition of connections to Europe by bringing European leaders from a variety of academic, cultural and professional fields to campus to discuss issues of major importance in Europe. Established in 2011, the forum is sponsored by Robert and Elizabeth Nanovic. This event was recorded on October 4, 2022.

Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia (2015-20)

For more information visit the event website.

Nanovic Institute for European Studies

October 4, 2022

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