[ONLINE] - How to Rebuild Ukraine, and Make Russia Pay for It


February 24th marks one year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In that time, the Ukrainian military has fought its way to considerable battlefield success and liberated significant territory near Kyiv and in the country’s east and south. Now these regions face a long road to recovery, even as Putin continues to bomb critical infrastructure, apartment complexes, and other civilian targets, and threats of a new Russian offensive loom.

According to a December 2022 estimate from the World Bank, Ukraine’s recovery effort is projected to cost a minimum of $525 billion. But innovative tools, funding mechanisms, and reconstruction methods can help Ukraine rebuild more efficiently, transparently, and equitably. Further, there is increased political movement in Canada, the United States, and elsewhere in the West to use seized Russians assets to help pay for this reconstruction.

Join the Future of Land and Housing Program at 10:30am EST on Tuesday, February 21st for a panel discussion on how to rebuild Ukraine, followed by a fireside chat between the Honourable Ratna Omidvar, Senate of Canada and former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes David J. Scheffer on how to pay for Ukraine's reconstruction.


Panel Discussion: How to Rebuild Ukraine (10:30 - 11:30)

  • Michael Cholod, The Peace Coalition
  • Zarina Zabrisky, EuroMaidan Press
  • Denys Nizalov, Prindex Project & DeMontfort University
  • Yuliya Panfil, New America (moderator)

Other panelists to be announced.

Fireside Chat: How to Pay for Ukraine's Reconstruction (11:30 - 12:00)

  • The Honourable Ratna Omidvar, Senator for Ontario, The Senate of Canada
  • David J. Scheffer, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes
  • Peter Bergen, New America (moderator)