IU panel to discuss Ukraine crisis

Indiana University students, faculty and staff and other members of the Bloomington community can learn about the Ukraine crisis Tuesday night, March 11, from experts on Ukraine, Russia and Eastern Europe.

Ukraine-posterSean Kay, the Robson Professor of Politics and Government at Ohio Wesleyan University, will join IU Bloomington faculty members for a panel discussion on the latest developments. The program will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in room 123 of the Maurer School of Law, 211 S. Indiana Ave. There will be a live, online video stream of the discussion.

The discussion, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Center on American and Global Security and the Russian and East European Institute. Moderators will be IU political scientist Sumit Ganguly, director of CAGS, and IU historian Padraic Kenney, director of REEI.

Indiana University panelists will include:

  • Hiroaki Kuromiya, professor of history and the author of several books on Ukrainian history and the Soviet Union under Stalin.
  • Edward Lazzerini, director of the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center and the Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies.
  • Dina Spechler, associate professor of political science and an authority on Russian foreign policy and international relations.
  • Timothy Waters, professor of law and an expert on international law and human rights law.
  • William Winecoff, associate professor of political science, whose research concerns the politics of the global economy and the international financial system.

Kay chairs the Ohio Wesleyan International Studies Program and directs the Arneson Institute for Practical Politics and Public Affairs. He is an associate at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at the Ohio State University and a nonresident fellow at the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, D.C.  He is the author of books on global security and has written numerous book chapters and journal articles on international relations.

Additional support for the program comes from the IU Student Alliance for National Security.

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