Ukraine: A Road of Unjust Conflict


Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 5:00pm to 6:00pm


Emily Channell-Justice, Harvard University; Anna Pechenkina, Utah State University; Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, University of Pennsylvania
Organized by Institute for Politics and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University


More than month into the war in Ukraine, after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his forces over the border, the battles have not unfolded as predicted. The Ukrainian armed forces have fought off their better-equipped aggressors and President Volodymyr Zelensky has become an international hero, but rocket attacks have reduced cities to rubble and sent millions of refugees fleeing into Europe.

Join us for a panel discussion to contextualize the war and look ahead to what comes next, featuring moderator Dan Silverman, IPS Assistant Professor, and subject-matter experts:

  • Anna Pechenkina, an Assistant Professor in Utah State University's Political Science department, an expert on Ukrainian history and politics, and a former IPS Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Emily Channell-Justice, the Director of the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program in Harvard University's Ukrainian Research Institute 
  • Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon, a Penn Presidential PhD Fellow in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of History

This event is co-sponsored by the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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