Last week, we held a BARtalk with the AMS. What is happening in Ukraine? What are the underlying causes of this crisis? What’s Russia’s role? What is NATOs role? Could this escalate into a broader conflict in the region?
Arjun Chowdhury is a professor of political science at the University of British Columbia. His ongoing research focuses on autocratic regimes and the transition to democracy, effect of counter-insurgency campaigns and the transition from imperial to the international system. He has also commented on the events in Ukraine and what it means for the state of democracy in the country.
Kurt Hübner is a professor of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Chair at the Institute for European Studies at UBC. His research interests include the European Union, global and European currency regimes and the European integration project. He will be speaking about the role of the European Union in the crisis and its impact in the region.
Florian Gassner is an instructor in the Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies. Last year, he was a visiting lecturer at Donetsk National University in Ukraine. A recent graduate of UBC’s PhD program in Germanic Studies, his thesis was called “ Germany Versus Russia: A Social History of the Divide between East and West.”
Special call-in guest: Anastasiya Salnykova (in Kyiv), a PhD candidate in the UBC Dept. of Political Science.
Also, check out the backtrack. A cool Ukrainian folk band, DakhaBrakha with their song “Vesna” from Na Mezhi.
Hosted by Gordon Katic. Edited by Chirag Mahajan. Bookings by Kamil Somaratne and Hailey Froese. With generous support from the Alma Mater Society and the University of British Columbia’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund.