The Ukraine War – 10 Lessons in 12 Months

February 21, 2023

Baylor University hosts Ukrainian scholars for reflections on lessons learned from the conflict

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2023) – Marking the anniversary of Russia's heightened aggression in Ukraine, two Ukrainian scholars will present the current situation in Ukraine and explain it from a historical perspective. The multidepartment-sponsored event will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in Kayser Auditorium of Hankamer Cashion Building, 401-499 Speight Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Volodymyr Kulikov, Ph.D., visiting professor in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and Mykhaylo Simanovskyy, a Graduate Researcher in the Global Disinformation Lab, both at the University of Texas at Austin, have lived in the zone that is now under combat.

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to discuss the situation with two national security scholars," said Steve Gardner, Ph.D., the Herman Brown Professor of Economics and director of the McBride Center for International Business in Baylor Hankamer School of Business. "The outcome of this war will influence the global security and economic systems for many decades."

The scholars will discuss lessons from the first year of the war, including outcomes that "did not turn out as expected," such as the remarkable resilience of the Ukraine people, the global economic sanctions and the energy wars.

This event is co-sponsored by the Baylor Departments of History, Political Science (International Studies), Modern Languages and Cultures, the McBride Center for International Business and the Keston Center for Religion, Politics, and Society.


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