Please join CENFAD for a lecture and question-and-answer session with Serhii Plokhii, the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and the director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University.
Russia’s attack on Ukraine and the start of the largest European conflict since the end of World War II came as a shock to the world at large. Putin’s de facto declaration of war on Ukraine, delivered in conjunction with his official recognition of the independence of the puppet states created by Russia in eastern Ukraine, was dubbed a history lecture, and few observers outside Russia could make sense of it. How important have been the misuse and abuse of history in the perpetration and justification of this war, and what are the actual historical causes of the conflict? Dr. Plokhii will provide answers to these and other related questions by tracing the origins of the newest European war and explaining the reasons for the return of the Cold War to the very same part of the world where it ended thirty years earlier.
The talk will be held over Zoom on Wednesday, October 12 at 4:30 PM EST. Attendees can register for the talk for free here: https://temple.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pAjdqzNjQaCkLvajHsUplw