Past Meets Present: War in Ukraine

March 4, 2022 @ –

Friday, March 4 at 6pm on Zoom

As a shocking crisis unfolds in Eastern Europe and increasingly affects the entire globe, it is important to discuss and carefully consider history. History — with its multiple perspectives — is an essential tool in understanding current issues in society.

Please join us for a public Zoom forum focusing on the nascent Russo-Ukrainian War. It is our honor to host Professors Ryan Irwin, Carl Bon Tempo, and Nadieszda Kisenko from the University at Albany Department of History. In a moderated discussion, the scholars will offer their historical perspectives on the situation. We will also take comments from the audience; public input will be moderated for civility.

Ryan Irwin is Associate Professor & Director of the Institute for History and Public Engagement at UAlbany. Professor Irwin is interested in global governance and decolonization, as well as the relationship between nineteenth century political theory and twentieth century international politics.

Carl Bon Tempo is Associate Professor of History at UAlbany. He specializes in 20th century United States political and public policy history, as well as the histories of refugees, immigration, and human rights.

Nadieszda Kizenko is Professor & Religious Studies Program Director at UAlbany. She researches and teaches Russian history, with a focus on religion and culture, including the crucially important WW2 period for Russia/Ukraine.

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