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The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has created a multitude of issues for Western Europe – from energy dependence, refugees, and the need for defense preparations and alliances – the question looms: what actions will Western Europe take next?

The Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations invites you to participate in a virtual discussion with Dr. Liana Fix, a European Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, to tackle these timely questions. Dr. Fix is an authority on European foreign and security policies and will provide insight into how Western European allies perceive the situation in Ukraine. She will also share the measures they are implementing to improve their security and enhance NATO while working towards a resolution to the conflict.

There will be a Q&A so come prepared with questions.

Why is this Important for Arizonans?

Arizona's role in national security efforts is significant, given its military installations and defense-related industries. Learning about the measures Western European allies are taking to enhance NATO and improve their security can offer valuable lessons and potential avenues for collaboration in strengthening collective defense and response strategies.


  • Dr. Liana Fix (Fellow for Europe at Council on Foreign Relations)

    Dr. Liana Fix

    Fellow for Europe at Council on Foreign Relations

    Liana Fix is a fellow for Europe at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). She is a historian and political scientist, with expertise in German and European foreign and security policy, European security, transatlantic relations, Russia, and Eastern Europe. She is also the author of A New German Power? Germany’s Role in European Russia Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Dr. Fix’s work focuses on German domestic and foreign policy, the European Union, transatlantic relations, and Europe’s relations with Russia and China.

    Prior to joining CFR, Dr. Fix was program director for international affairs at Körber-Stiftung in Berlin. She was also a resident fellow at the German Marshall Fund in Washington, DC, and a DAAD/AICGS fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. From 2018 to 2019, she was a fellow for global governance futures at the Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Fix was a doctoral fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs and associate fellow at the German Council on Foreign Relations. From 2012 to 2013, Dr. Fix worked as a Mercator fellow for international affairs at the German Federal Foreign Office, the EU Delegation in Tbilisi, and the Carnegie Moscow Center.

    Dr. Fix has contributed essays, policy papers, and articles to peer-reviewed journals including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Washington Quarterly, among others. She is also a frequent contributor to international and German-language media.

    Dr. Fix received her MSc in theory and history of international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and her PhD in political science from the Justus Liebig University Giessen. She is a member of the European Leadership Network Younger Generation Leaders Network on Euro-Atlantic Security and of Women in International Security.

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