Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: An Expert Panel on the Geopolitical and Humanitarian Crisis

Friday March 11, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has within a matter of weeks reshaped geopolitics while creating a massive refugee, humanitarian, and strategic crisis with no clear end in sight.

This event brings together experts on Russian and Ukrainian politics and foreign policy, military strategy and the NATO alliance, and international law and tribunals to discuss why President Vladimir Putin decided to invade, NATO’s response and the likelihood of rolling back the invasion or creating a ceasefire, the war’s likely effects on Putin’s grip on power, and the prospects of holding Russian officials, including Putin, accountable for war crimes being committed during the conflict.

Moderator: Richard Price, Professor and Head, Department of Political Science


  • Dr. Genevieve Bates, Assistant Professor of International Relations, UBC
  • Dr. Arjun Chowdhury, Associate Professor of Political Science, UBC
  • Dr. Nicole Jackson, Associate Professor of International Studies, SFU
  • Dr. Allen Sens, Professor of Teaching, Political Science, UBC
  • Dr. Lisa Sundstrom, Professor of Political Science, UBC
  • Dr. Serhy Yekelchyk, Professor of History and Germanic & Slavic Studies, UVic

In partnership with the UBC Department of Political Science, the Department of Anthropology, the Centre for European Studies, Political Science Student Association, the Department of Theatre and Film and alumni UBC.

Friday, March 11 @ 12:00-1:30pm PST
Frederic Wood Theatre
6354 Crescent Rd, Vancouver, BC

The event will simultaneously be hosted in person and live streamed online.

  • Registration is now closed but walk-ups are welcome.
  • Live stream begins at 12:00pm PST.

Guests attending in-person, must follow UBC COVID-19 Campus rules. Proof of vaccination is required.

UBC will continue to monitor the BC Public Health Orders as they relate to COVID-19 and in-person gatherings.

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