CREECA faculty to discuss Ukraine situation

The current turmoil in Ukraine, with tensions further heightened by fears of Russian intervention, are grabbing headlines around the world.

To help shed light on this situation, the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is presenting a special roundtable discussion with CREECA-affiliated faculty from political science, history and sociology, all with expertise in the region.

Ukraine: Crimea, Russian Military Intervention, and Options for International Responses will be held Monday, March 10, 4-6 pm, in the On Wisconsin Room of the Red Gym, 716 Langdon St. This event is free and open to the public.

The panelists are:

Yoshiko Herrera, associate professor of political science and director of CREECA, will moderate.

The panelists will discuss will discuss the current situation in Ukraine, including the history of Russian-Ukrainian relations, the protests leading up to the fall of the Yanukovich government, the recent military intervention by Russia, and the options for a US, European, or international response to the crisis.

Wisconsin Public Television will record the roundtable for later broadcast and webcast on its University Place series.