This webinar is an update for the UCI community about the on-going invasion and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Panelists will give a geopolitical overview of the situation one-week into the attack and offer a historical context of Ukrainian and Russian relations. Additionally, information about the effort assisting Ukrainian refugees will be covered.

The event is intended as a resource for faculty, staff, students and the general public.

Moderator - Tyrus Miller, Dean, School of Humanities

  • Jeffrey Kopstein, Professor, Political Science, UCI
  • Susan Morrissey, Professor, History, UCI
  • Erin Lockwood, Assistant Professor, Political Science, UCI
  • Jon Gundersen, Senior Advisor, U.S. State Dept and former Charge de Affairs (Acting Ambassador) to Ukraine
  • Cortney Copeland, President, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Alliance for Ukraine

Welcome and Closure - Kati Bell, UCI Deputy Chief Global Affairs Officer

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