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War in Ukraine: Background, Context, Prospects and Implications

March 4, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Virtual Event


On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded its neighbor Ukraine, a former republic of the USSR and today an independent, democratic country. Join a panel of UC Santa Cruz faculty, PhD students, and alumni who will discuss the historical and political context for Russia’s war in and on Ukraine, tension with NATO, broader Russian efforts at territorial expansion and destabilization, and responses by Ukrainians and the global community. Topics include the geopolitical history of the region, Russian media politics, the legacy of Soviet ideals of multinationalism and “brotherhood,” shifting registers of “Europeanness,” and responses by the European Union, other formerly Soviet republics, and China. Speakers include Jonathan Beecher, Rikki Brown, Melissa L. Caldwell, Peter Kenez, Tanya Merchant, Lincoln Mitchell, Ben Read, April L. Reber, Daria Saprynika, and Roger Schoenman. 

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Co-sponsored by the Institute for Social Transformation, The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz, and the Arts Research Institute.


March 4, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm