Russia & Ukraine: Roots and Ramifications of the Current Crisis

by Lisa Wartinger.

Are you wondering what is going on in Ukraine and why? Is the world heading to a new Cold War between Russia and the West? What does Putin want? What is the West afraid of? If you want answers to these questions and more, attend our program on April 29. Local expert speakers will present the historical, cultural, and political background in Russia and Ukraine as well as the security implications as seen by NATO and its different members.

Speakers: Professor Anna Vassilieva, Director Russian Studies at MIIS

Bryan Lee, Director Eurasia Program at Center for Nonproliferation Studies, MIIS

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 7:00PM

Where: Irvine Auditorium of the Monterey Institute of International Studies,499 Pierce Street, at Jefferson, Monterey (in the McCone building)

Cost: Free – everyone is welcome!

Contact: Gabriele Simbriger-Williams, 831-594-6696

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