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MUHLENBERG | The International Crises in Ukraine: How and Why it Matters

February 24, 2022, @ 3:04 PM

Flag of Russia and Ukraine painted on a concrete wall. Relationship between Ukraine and Russia

Muhlenberg Faculty to Host Ukraine-Russia Relations Panel over Zoom

The professors will discuss the current political state of affairs in Eastern Europe in a virtual panel.

The event, The International Crises in Ukraine: How and Why it Matters, will take place as a Zoom webinar on Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science at Muhlenberg College. It is free and open to the public.

Russia’s looming aggression toward Ukraine, which includes the largest military build-up in Europe since the Cold War, has intensified. Should Russia engage in a full-scale invasion, the global consequences will be significant: Not only will more than 40 million lives be at risk, but a war would have implications for global security and the global economy and could unsettle the position of the United States as a leader in the international order.

What are the causes of this conflict? What makes Russia so powerful and what are the implications for global peace? Are global democracies obligated to intervene and, if so, how? What are the best frameworks for understanding and responding to this crisis?

Join a faculty panel that includes:

The panel discussion will be monitored by Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, professor and chair of political science.

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