War, Hope, Ukraine’s Global Significance: Piotr Kaszuwara’s Insights
Please join the Harriman Institute for a lecture by Piotr Kaszuwara. Moderated by Elise Giuliano.
Piotr Kaszuwara, a reporter, journalist, and war correspondent for the Polish Onet.pl and Radio 357, has been actively engaged in covering the war in Ukraine. In 2016, he was among the first Western journalists to cross the border between Ukraine and the unrecognized pro-Russian entity known as the Donetsk People’s Republic. Through numerous radio and television productions, as well as written articles, Kaszuwara has shed light on the complexities of the conflict and continued to visit the frontlines in Donbas.
In 2022, as the conflict escalated, Kaszuwara transitioned from journalism to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. He founded the UA Future Foundation, actively involved in saving lives on the frontlines. The foundation provided food to the residents of Bachmut until January 2023, and volunteers have continued their efforts in places like Awdijiwka, Orichov, Izium, and Cherson.
Aside from supporting thousands of civilians, UA Future, in collaboration with international partners, supplies essential medical resources to civilian hospitals and stabilization points closer to the front. The foundation actively supports Polish and American volunteer groups with life-saving equipment.
How do the events in small villages in the forgotten Donbas, in eastern Ukraine, impact global politics? Why is Ukraine a litmus test for NATO and international law adherence? What are the consequences if Russia conquers or destabilizes Ukraine as a sovereign state? How does Russian propaganda exploit conflicts within the European Union, NATO, or Israel for its own purposes? How does the war in Ukraine influence the international standing of the United States?