WIU to host panel discussion on Ukrainian Crisis


MACOMB, Illinois – Western Illinois University will host a faculty panel discussion to provide historical, geopolitical and religious context for the ongoing situation in Ukraine. The panel will be held from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the University Union’s Sandburg Theater.

There will be three presentations, followed by a discussion and question and answer session, and the event will be moderated by Tim Roberts, WIU Department of History interim chair. The panelists include, Liberal Arts and Sciences Coordinator and Religious Studies Professor Betsy Perabo, who is the author of “Russian Orthodoxy and the Russo-Japanese War,” History Professor Richard Filipink, who is the author of “Dwight Eisenhower and American Foreign Policy During the 1960s” and Political Science Associate Professor Gregory Baldi, who is the author of “Ideas, Institutions, and the Politics of Schools in Postwar Britain and Germany.”

The event is open to the community to attend either in person or over Zoom. Masks will be required for attendees. To submit questions in advance of the event, or to receive the Zoom link, go to forms.gle/t2NjiWTQKAAbxnjh9.

For information on the University’s coronavirus procedures and guidelines, go to wiu.edu/coronavirus. For more information about the event, contact Jeremy Robinett at jl-robinett@wiu.edu.

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