Tuesday, September 27th, 2022 The Ukrainian Counteroffensive: Risks and Opportunities

Tuesday, September 27, 202212:00PM - 1:00PMOnline Event, Online Event


Carl Scott served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, departing the Service in 2016 as an Air Commodore, having spent 2011 to 2016 in the Russian Federation as the UK Defence Attaché.
Earlier service included periods in the British Defence Staff in Washington DC; in HQ UK Land Forces, with responsibility for the training and conduct of operations for UK Battlefield Helicopter forces; in the Ministry of Defence’s Directorate of Overseas Military Activity with responsibility for UK activity in the Gulf Region, liaising with commanders of the Armed Forces of Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Oman and Yemen. He was a member of the Strategic Planning Group which formulated the UK response to the events of 9/11. In 2006 he established the UK Joint Helicopter Force in Afghanistan, serving as its first commander. He served ten years in UK Special Operations forces.
He was decorated with the Air Force Cross for gallantry and made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contribution to the conversation on Russia. He also holds the French National Defence Medal, Echelon D’Or. He has degrees in Fine Art (BA, Goldsmiths), International Relations (MPhil, Cambridge) and War Studies (MA, King’s College, London), as well as linguist qualifications from Bristol and Westminster Universities.
He has served on operations in Northern Ireland, the Balkans, Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan and is qualified as a Russian interpreter, Helicopter Tactics Instructor, NBC Warfare instructor, Electronic Warfare Instructor, Joint Warfare Planner, Parachutist and Intelligence Officer.
Since departing the Service he has provided consultancy services across Government, lectured at the US National Defence University in Washington DC, the NATO Defence College in Rome, the Royal Danish Staff College in Copenhagen, the Royal College of Defence Studies in London and is a regular lecturer at the Joint Services Command and Staff College.

Yuri M. Zhukov is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Research Associate Professor with the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University. Zhukov’s research focuses on the quantitative study of political violence and armed conflict. Zhukov is the developer and maintainer of VIINA (https://github.com/zhukovyuri/VIINA), a near-real time violent event and territorial control tracking system for Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine.


Carl Scott
CBE AFC FRAeS, independent consultant

Yuri Zhukov
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a Research Associate Professor with the Center for Political Studies at the Institute for Social Research

Lucan Way
Professor of Political Science, co-Director of the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, CERES. University of Toronto

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