Russian Area Studies Department Hosts "Crisis in Ukraine" Panel March 19

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03.11.2014 VILLANOVA, Pa. —The crisis in Ukraine has the potential to be one of the greatest threats to European security and stability since the end of the Cold War.  What are the issues at the root of the crisis?  What is the historical relationship between Russia and Ukraine?  Why does Russian president Vladimir Putin seem determined to intervene in Ukrainian affairs?  How does the crisis affect Europe?  What can and/or should the United States do? 

Members of the Russian Area Studies faculty in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will explore these issues during two roundtable discussions. The first will be held on Wednesday, March 12 at 4:30 p.m. on Villanova’s campus in Bartley Hall, room 2045. The second discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ludington Library in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

 The “Crisis in Ukraine” panelists are:

  • Boris Briker, Ph.D., Instructor of Russian and Russian Language
  • Lynne Hartnett, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History and Director of Russian Area Studies
  • Adele Lindenmeyr, Ph.D., Professor of History and Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph Loya, O.S.A., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Mark Schrad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science

Both events are free and open to the public.   

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Jennifer Schu

Director of Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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