The Bigger Picture: UVA Hosts Teach-In on Russian Invasion of Ukraine

March 2, 2022 By Jane Kelly, Jane Kelly,

On the sixth day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, several regional experts assembled at the University of Virginia for a teach-in on the ins and outs of the largest military incursion in Europe since World War II.

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 245 students assembled in Nau Hall Tuesday evening for the event, “Context and Background on the Crisis.”

The experts were: Manuela Achilles, associate professor of German history, William Hitchcock, the William W. Corcoran Professor of History, Edith Clowes, the Brown-Forman Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Jeffrey Rossman, the director of UVA’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasia Studies; Philip Zelikow, the White Burkett Miller Professor of History, assistant professor of history Kyrill Kunakhovich, Philip Potter, director of the National Security Policy Center and Todd Sechser, a professor of politics and public policy.

A student-organized vigil will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in UVA’s McIntire Amphitheatre.

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