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Estonia and Europe: The implications of Russian aggression against Ukraine

(Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy guest speaker event)

On April 13, the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies of the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy sponsored a speaker event on this subject and which was hosted by Professor Andres Kasekamp, Chair of Estonian Studies at the University of Toronto.

The guest speaker, Mr. Martin Roger, is currently the Director General for NATO and Transatlantic Relations at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, Roger served as Estonia’s Ambassador to Poland, Deputy Head of Mission in France and Director for Eastern Europe in the Estonian MFA. He holds an LLM in International Law from the University of Amsterdam. Mr. Roger is in Canada on an official visit to meet with his counterparts in the Canadian foreign affairs and security agencies.

In his introduction of Mr. Roger, Professor Kasekamp noted that, while Estonia is a small frontline NATO member, it is playing an oversized role in the Western response to Russia’s war against Ukraine. Estonia has provided more aid per capita to Ukraine than any other country, devoting 1% of its entire GDP to help r...

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