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E-PhD Seminar: Geopolitical changes in Europe after February 24, 2022. A logistics perspective

National Economics University

E-PhD Programme Seminar Series


 Geopolitical changes in Europe after February 24, 2022. A logistics perspective




Assistant Professor at the Department of Logistics & Innovation

University of Lodz (POLAND)

Email: jakub.donski@uni.lodz.pl


Time, Date and Venue

Time: 10.00AM – 11.00AM

Date: Tuesday, February 28th, 2023

Venue: Room 15.01, Building A1, National Economics University

207 Giai Phong Road, Hanoi, Vietnam




Central and Eastern Europe has a special place in the logistics service of international trade, not only due to the strategic geographic location determining the transit position in the Trans-Eurasian supply chains. Also due to the significant share of services provided by enterprises located in the countries of the region. The outbreak of the armed conflict on February 24, 2022, initiated by the attack of Russian troops on the territory of Ukraine, should be considered a key determinant of changes in the economic ties that have existed so far. As a result of the so far made and expected subsequent decisions in the field of international political and economic relations, the region’s logistic connections will undergo reconfiguration. Importantly, their effects will be visible not only in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, but also on a supra-regional scale.

The presentation addresses the issue of the short and long-term effects of economic disturbances resulting from the Russian-Ukrainian war and their implications for the logistic service system. It is based on the perspective of geopolitical dependencies and changes in the strategic order, which is reflected in the ongoing crisis. It uses statistical data determining the hitherto involvement of individual countries in international flows and indicates the potential consequences of restrictions on international trade in goods. Ongoing conflict limitations in access to resources and the possibilities of their effective delivery in supply chains will cause far-reaching changes of global importance. Sanctions and retaliatory sanctions in Russia’s relations with the West, preventing the implementation of the current supplies from Ukraine covered by military operations, will shape the market selected goods and logistics services to a large extent. At this stage, it is important to be aware of the consequences of the conflict that has begun.


Keywords: Russian-Ukrainian war; Logistics channels; Resource availability changes; Supply chains reconfiguration


About presenter (Brief profile)

Dr Jakub Donski-Lesiuk obtained an M.A. in International Relations with a specialization in Eastern Studies (2004) and PhD in Economics (2018) in the field of logistics services of the Eurasian Economic Area. Civil servant (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Infrastructure, 2003-2011) worked in Polish diplomatic missions in Central Asia, the Caucasus and East Africa. He also gained experience in the business sector (logistics and trade companies) in Poland and Russia, serving Eastern markets. Since 2019 at the University of Lodz, Poland.

His scientific interests include management of cross-border flows, geopolitics as a determinant for logistic systems, the economic dimension of international relations, and rail & air transport. He actively conducts scientific research, i.a. at the Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies, Harvard University (2022) and at the National Economics University in Hanoi (2023).


About series

This seminar series is part of the E-PhD Program at National Economics University. It targets PhD students, early-career researchers, and senior faculty who find interested in doing research in the areas of economics, business, management, and other inter-disciplinary fields of social science. The series is a platform for the wider research community to exchange ideas, networks and collaborations.


Contact details

Bach Ngoc Thang

Seminar series coordinator

Room 15.04, Building A1

Institute for Sustainable Development

National Economics University

207 Giai Phong Road, Hanoi, Vietnam

M: +84 35 443 1750

E:  bnthang@gmail.com, or thangbn@neu.edu.vn

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