2 Panels on the New War in Europe

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  • DHI hosts conversation with historians and others, March 2
  • School of Law organizer ‘Crisis in Ukraine’ panel for March 7
  • UC Davis’ “Backpack” is a place to store academic records

War’s return to Europe will be the topic of a pair of panel discussions over the next several days with faculty members and a graduate student from a number of departments, including history, political science and law; the UC Davis vice provost and dean of Global Affairs, and a retired professor from the US Naval War College.

The UC Davis Humanities Institute’s “Conversation with the Department of History: Russia and Ukraine” is scheduled from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday (March 2), online. Register here.

Participants will discuss the historical background of the current events, their contemporary contexts, and the geopolitical implications going forward. Here are the panelists and their topics:

  • Jo Andrews, associate professor of political science — “Why Now? Relevance of Domestic and Regional Politics to Understanding Putin’s Aggression toward Ukraine”
  • David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History — “Are the Lights Going Out All Over Europe?”
  • Ian Campbell, associate professor of history — “Beyond the Little Green Men: Understanding Russian Aggression in Crimea and the Donbass”
  • Anya Free, graduate student in history — “Putin’s War Propaganda Machine: From Genocide in the Donbass to the ‘Gang of Drug Addicts and Neo-Nazis’ in Kyiv"
  • Jenny Kaminer, associate professor of Russian — “Russia’s Authoritarian Creep: Crackdown on Dissent and Independent Media, 2018-Present"

Moderator: Jaimey Fisher, professor of German, and cinema and digital media, and director of the UC Davis Humanities Institute. 

Sponsors: DHI, the UC Davis-based California History-Social Science Project, History Project at UC Davis, History Club, Department of History and Department of German and Russian.

In association with the panel, the California History-Social Science Project is making relevant teaching materials available. The project also has shared this list of resources.

‘Crisis in Ukraine’

The School of Law’s “Crisis in Ukraine” panel will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday (March 7), in person and online.

The panelists:

  • Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of Global Affairs, and professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies
  • Raquel E. Aldana, Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
  • J. Holmes Armstead, retired professor of strategy and international law, US Naval War College

The panel will discuss the origins of the war, migration impact as hundreds of thousands of people are trying to flee the country and what it means for neighboring countries such as Poland.

Sponsored by the School of Law’s California International Law Center, and Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies.

The panel will be held in the Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom, 1001 King Hall. Or you can attend by Zoom; register here.

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