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Profs & Pints DC: Ukraine in Peril
Thursday, January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Profs and Pints DC presents: “Ukraine in Peril,” a look at the status of Russia’s invasion of that nation and what Ukraine’s defeat would mean, with Michael Kimmage, professor of history at Catholic University, former U.S. State Department planner for Ukraine and Russia, and author of the upcoming book Collisions: The Origins of the War in Ukraine and the New Global Instability.
Ukraine is facing dark months as it defends itself against Russia’s invasion. Its efforts to repel Russia on the battlefield stalled as of last summer, and winter appears likely to bring renewed Russian attacks on its critical infrastructure. Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to order another round of mobilization and otherwise escalate the conflict upon winning a fifth term in office in March.
Meanwhile, the outside support that has sustained Ukraine’s defense has grown increasingly tenuous. Many Republicans in Congress oppose continuing to provide Ukraine with military and financial assistance, and several European governments are experiencing similar political divides over giving Ukraine more aid.
Can Ukraine hold on? What will happen to it—and to the rest of Europe and the world—if Russia wins?
Hear such questions tackled by Michael Kimmage, who has given a series of excellent Profs and Pints talks on that conflict as a German Marshall Fund fellow and former State Department advisor for that region.
Drawing upon his upcoming book on the war, Professor Kimmage will talk about the conflict’s origins, current state, and impact on global relations. He’ll look at the United States’ policy options for assisting Ukraine and for staving off its defeat, and he’ll spell out the implications of a Russian victory for Ukraine, Europe and for the United States. (Advance tickets: $13.50 plus sales tax and processing fees. Doors: $17, or $15 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later.)