A campus discussion: the Russian invasion of Ukraine

On Feb. 24, Russia invaded Ukraine and started what could be the largest war in Europe since World War II. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have already fled for safety as fierce fighting continues to expand across Ukraine.

What are the roots of this conflict? What role has the U.S. and NATO played in the lead-up to the invasion? And what response seems most humane and constructive going forward?

The Hofstra University Center for Civic Engagement will host a campus discussion on precisely these questions, featuring:

Prof. Carolyn Eisenberg (History)

Prof. Paul Fritz (Political Science)

Prof. Igor Pustovoit (Comparative Literature, Languages and Linguistics)

Prof. Benjamin Rifkin (Russian)

Facilitated by Prof. Phil Dalton, Rhetoric, Center for Civic Engagement


1–2:25 p.m.

Guthart Cultural Center Theater

Axinn Library, South Campus

Advanced Registration required.

To RSVP: https://news.hofstra.edu/event/a-campus-discussion-the-russian-invasion-of-ukraine-and-reflections-on-the-us-nato-role/


European Studies Program

In collaboration with the

Hofstra Cultural Center

will present

Ukraine: Borderland in the Crosshairs

with Ronald H. Linden. professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pittsburgh, where he directed the European Studies Center and the Center for Russian and East European Studies. At the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War in Europe in 1989, Dr. Linden was director of research for Radio Free Europe in Munich. His publications focus on the international relations of Europe, Russia and Turkey, and his most recent research has been on the impact of Chinese trade and investment in Europe.


11:20 a.m.-12:40 p.m.


Admission is free and open to the public.

Advanced Registration required.

To RSVP: https://news.hofstra.edu/event/ukraine-borderland-in-the-crosshairs-with-ronald-h-linden/



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