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What Is Happening in Ukraine, and Why? A Discussion with the NYU Community

March 4, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A recording of this event is now available on YouTube

NYU faculty will make brief (5-minute) presentations on some of the most important questions related to the Russian invasion:

Did Putin misread Ukraine, and why? (Arturas Rozenas, Associate Professor of Politics (FAS))

Is Putin more worried about Ukraine joining NATO or joining the EU? (Joshua Tucker, Director of the Joran Center, Professor of Politics (FAS))

Why does Putin keep talking about Nazis? (Eliot Borenstein, Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies (FAS))

What was Soviet Ukraine? (Anne O’Donnell, Assistant Professor of History and Russian & Slavic Studies (FAS))

What does literature tell us about Russia and Ukraine? (Anne Lounsbery, Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies (FAS))

What is happening in Ukraine with regular citizens right now? (Natalia Levina, Professor of Information Systems (Stern))

What do ordinary Russians really think about the war?  (Rossen Djagalov, Assistant Professor of Russian & Slavic Studies (FAS))

This event is sponsored by The Department of Russian & Slavic Studies, the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, the Office of the Provost, The Student Government Assembly, The Division of Student Affairs, The GSAS Graduate Student Union, and The Office of Global Programs. 


March 4, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


19 University Place
Room 102
New York, NY 10003 United States
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