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Live from Munich: Ukraine and the "Global Turning Point"

Watch the replay of our program, which was recorded live on February 17, 2023.

Watch live on February 17 at 11 am ET / 5 pm CET

What’s the current state of the Ukraine conflict - and what can we expect next for Ukraine, Europe, and the world?

Live from the Munich Security Conference on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 11 am ET / 5 pm CET, we’re discussing the economic and humanitarian crises created by the war in Ukraine, the role of technology in the conflict, and the impact of foreign influence operations so far. This livestream is part of the Global Stage series produced in partnership between GZERO Media and Microsoft.


  • Benedetta Berti, Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General, NATO
  • Ian Bremmer, President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media
  • Comfort Ero, President & CEO, Crisis Group
  • Brad Smith, Vice Chair and President, Microsoft
  • Nic Robertson (moderator), International Diplomatic Editor, CNN

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Benedetta Berti

Benedetta Berti, Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General, NATO

Dr. Benedetta Berti is Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO. She is also Associate Researcher at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy at Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Visiting Professor at the College of Europe and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media

Ian Bremmer is a political scientist who helps business leaders, policy makers, and the general public make sense of the world around them. He is president and founder of Eurasia Group, the world's leading political risk research and consulting firm, and GZERO Media, a company dedicated to providing intelligent and engaging coverage of international affairs.
Comfort Ero

Comfort Ero, President & CEO, Crisis Group

Dr. Comfort Ero was appointed Crisis Group’s President & CEO in December 2021. She joined the organization as West Africa Project Director in 2001 and rose to become Africa Program Director and then, in January 2021, Interim Vice President. Dr. Ero has spent her entire career working on or in conflict-affected countries. In between her two tenures at Crisis Group, she served as Deputy Africa Program Director for the International Centre for Transitional Justice (2008-2010) and, prior to that, Political Affairs Officer and Policy Advisor to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, UN Mission in Liberia (2004-2007).
Brad Smith

Brad Smith, Vice Chair & President, Microsoft

As Microsoft’s vice chair and president, Brad Smith leads a team of more than 1,900 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals located in 54 countries and operating in more than 120 nations. He plays a key role in spearheading the company’s work on critical issues involving the intersection of technology and society, including cybersecurity, privacy, artificial intelligence, environmental sustainability, human rights, immigration and philanthropy.
Nic Robertson

Nic Robertson, (moderator), International Diplomatic Editor, CNN

Nic Robertson is an award-winning CNN International Diplomatic Editor whose experience, knowledge and expertise have established his reputation as one of the finest international correspondents in the industry. Based in the London bureau, he travels extensively, covering global terrorism, wars, armed conflicts and a range of other major news events. Since joining CNN in 1990, he has been on some of the biggest news stories around the world. For more than twenty years, Robertson has worked in conflict zones in Afghanistan, the former Yugoslavia, Pakistan, and all over the Middle East, breaking news and winning awards for compelling documentaries and in-depth news reports.