Jackson experts shed light on Russia’s ‘war of conquest’ in Ukraine


In the aftermath of Russia’s shocking invasion of Ukraine, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs convened a panel of Yale experts to offer insight on the unfolding situation. Panelists included: Timothy Snyder, the Richard C. Levin Professor of History and an award-winning author who has written extensively about Ukraine and Russia; Arne Westad, Elihu Professor of History and Global Affairs whose past research focused on the history of the Cold War and China-Russia relations; and Nellie Petlick, a Jackson graduate student who spent four years in Ukraine first as a Peace Corps Volunteer and later on the staff of EducationUSA. Jim Levinsohn, Jackson’s director, kicked off the event by acknowledging the Ukrainian students in attendance and by asking the two historians to provide some historical context for the current moment.

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Learn more about the event by visiting the Jackson Institute website.