Friday, Oct 07, 2022 12:00p -

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Lectures & Conferences, University

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A Zoom webinar | Registration required: bit.ly/StarrForumUkraine


Volodymyr Dubovyk is an associate professor at the Department of International Relations and director of the Center for International Studies at Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University (Ukraine). He has conducted research at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland, taught at the University of Washington (Seattle) and at St. Edwards University/University of Texas (Austin). He is the co-author of “Ukraine and European Security” and has published numerous articles on US-Ukraine relations, regional and international security, and Ukraine’s foreign policy. 

Michael Kofman serves as a senior research scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses' Russia Studies Program, and a fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC. His research focuses on the Russia and the former Soviet Union, specializing in the Russian armed forces, military thought, capabilities, and strategy. Previously, he served at National Defense University as a research fellow, and subject matter expert, advising senior military and government officials on issues in Russia and Eurasia. 

Steven Simon is the Robert E Wilhelm Fellow at the MIT Center for International Studies. He has served as the National Security Council (NSC) senior director for the Middle East and North Africa during the Obama Administration and as the NSC senior director for counterterrorism in the Clinton White House. His academic appointments include: the John J McCloy ’16 Professor of History at Amherst College, lecturer in government at Dartmouth College, and as Professor in the Practice of International Relations at Colby College. Most recently, he has written and provided commentary on the US policy toward the war in Ukraine.


Carol Saivetz is a senior advisor in the MIT Security Studies Program. She is the author and contributing co-editor of books and articles on Soviet and now Russian foreign policy issues.

Elizabeth Wood is professor of history at MIT. She is the author most recently of Roots of Russia's War in Urkaine as well as articles on Vladimir Putin, the political cult of WWII, right-wing populism in Russia and Turkey, and US-Russian Parternships in Science. She is co-director of the MISTI MIT-Eurasia Program.

A session of the Focus on Russia Lecture Series.

Co-sponsors: MIT Center for International Studies (CIS), MIT Security Studies Program (SSP), MISTI MIT-Russia

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07/10/2022 12:00:00 07/10/2022 13:00:00 America/New_York Starr Forum: An Update on the War in Ukraine <p><strong>A Zoom webinar | Registration required: </strong><a href="https://bit.ly/StarrForumUkraine">bit.ly/StarrForumUkraine</a></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Speakers:</strong></p><p><strong>Volodym... Online, Boston, MA 02110 false DD/MM/YYYY