The War in Ukraine: A Turning Point in the Making

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March 7, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Eastern Europe History / Studies, European History / Studies, Human Rights, Political History / Studies, Political Science

Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has upset the post-Cold War world order. How do the history and politics of Ukraine, Russia, and the former Soviet Union help explain this unfolding situation? Does the attack represent a turning point in history?


  • Dr. Lynne Harnett, Associate Professor of History, Director of the Graduate Program in History, Villanova University
  • Fr. Joseph Loya, Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Director, Russian Area Studies, Villanova University
  • Lucy Minicozzi-Wheeland, MA Student of Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia, Harvard University
  • Dr. Oxana Shevel, Associate Professor of Political Sciences, Tufts University

Moderated by Dr. Adele Lindenmeyr, Professor of History, and Dean of CLAS, Villanova University

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