On Thursday, March 3, faculty members in the History and Social Sciences Departments, drawing on their scholarly expertise, facilitated a discussion on Russia’s War on Ukraine for the Bronx Community College community.
Why does Russian President Putin want to destroy Ukraine? How is the U.S. involved, and why is this war in Europe getting so much attention? Why does this war matter beyond Ukraine and what can we learn?
Presenters: Prof. Mara Lazda (History), Prof. William deJong-Lambert (History), Prof. Wladislaw Roczniak (History), Prof. Hisseine Faradj (Social Sciences). Moderated by Prof. Seth Offenbach (History).
Association for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies Calendar on events on Ukraine has many, many interesting online events by experts who study and have lived in the region https://www.aseees.org/resources/ukraine-events-calendar
You are likely familiar with the work of Timothy Snyder In one of his many recent talks (this one before Putin attacked) he outlines his argument for focusing on history and language to counter Putin’s myths of Ukraine: Petryshyn lecture 2/28/22 “Ukraine as a Normal Country” https://youtu.be/5oRUfQA6efY
Resources to help, fact sheet, movies on Ukraine: Razom for Ukraine https://linktr.ee/razomforukraine
Lessons for the current refugee crisis: On the disparities of refugee politics in Europe
Learning from the war: Europe’s Refugee Hypocrisy https://slate.com/podcasts/what-next/2022/03/the-european-refugee-double-standard
And join our CUNY colleagues for the 2022 Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival
header image: Seth Globepainter in Paris, France, 2022