The War in Ukraine: Politics and Human Rights

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April 20, 2022
11:00AM - 12:00PM

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Add to Calendar 2022-04-20 11:00:00 2022-04-20 12:00:00 The War in Ukraine: Politics and Human Rights Online Center for Slavic and East European Studies America/New_York public

This event is part of a weekly series that the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (CSEEES) is organizing through April to help understand the war in Ukraine, and Ukrainian heritage, history, and culture. Please check our event page for a full listing of all events.

As the world has watched the war in Ukraine unfold, many have struggled to understand the political context and history that led up to Russia’s February 24th invasion. This event will feature two guests experts who will provide an overview of the political context for the war and  analysis of key human rights issues.

The War on Ukraine: An Assessment – Jaro Bilocerkowycz, University of Dayton

What explains Putin's decision to launch an unprovoked war on Ukraine?  What miscalculations has he made? Why is this war so important for the US, Europe, and the world?

The War on Ukraine: Human Rights Impacts – Paul Morrow, University of Dayton

What are the human rights impacts of Russia's invasion of Ukraine? How have international institutions, including the U.N., the International Court of Justice, and the Council of Europe responded to wartime violations of human rights? And what work remains to be done?

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