The War Against Ukraine - Its Impact on EU and Transatlantic Relations 



The Secretary-General Klaus Welle was invited to contribute as a speaker at a moderated discussion in the frame of the World Leader Forum series at the Columbia University in New York.

Klaus Welle speaking at the World Leader Forum series of the Columbia University


The World Leaders Forum at the Columbia University was established in 2003 by its President Lee C. Bollinger. The mission of the Columbia World Leaders Forum states, as expressed President Bollinger: “to provide a place where our University community would be able to hear—in undiluted form—about the critical issues facing other nations, and the world at large, from those in positions of authority and responsibility. Its purpose and design is as a continuous open forum for learning, for discussion, and for vigorous debate, especially for our students who will become the leaders of the future." The World Leaders Forum is a year-round event series at Columbia University that has hosted over 300 heads of state and world leaders from over 85 countries since it was first established.

Welcomed by prof. Peter Clement, Interim Director at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Secretary-General Klaus Welle was introduced to the students of the Columbia University. The full title of the discussed topic had been ‘The War Against Ukraine: Russia's Motive, Europe's Response, and Its Impact on EU and Transatlantic Relations’.

The entire discourse and discussion afterwards can be seen in this video [length: ca. 1h05’]