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A Public Forum: Cold War Redux? The Ukrainian Crisis and the Wider World

Posted: March 5, 2014

Cold War Redux? The Ukrainian Crisis and the Wider World

A Public Forum

10 March 2014, UNLV Marjorie Barrick Museum Theater, 3.00-4.30 PM

 

The recent crisis in Ukraine has raised critical questions for Europe, Russia, and the United States. It has also resurrected a vocabulary reminiscent of World War II and the Cold War: revolution, empire, fascism, aggression, etc. How are we to make sense of these remarkable events? How do different ethnic and linguistic communities interpret these developments? What are the political and economic interests that shape the behavior of political elites and ordinary citizens? What is the history that lies at the foundation of the crisis? And how should the United States define its attitude towards the new government in Kiev, the exertion of Russian power in Crimea, and the fate of Ukraine and its constituent parts?

 

Please join a campus discussion of these and related questions at the Public Forum "Cold War Redux? The Ukrainian Crisis and the Wider World"at the Barrick Theater on Monday, 10 March 2014 at 3.00-4.30. Designed primarily to foster a dialogue among UNLV campus members and the broader community, the forum will include UNLV faculty with expertise on European politics, American foreign policy, and the history and politics of the USSR, Russia, and Ukraine. All are welcome. For more information, contact Professor Paul Werth (werthp@unlv.nevada.edu, 895-3344).