The world is shocked at the headlines: Russia attacks Ukraine. This unprovoked act of aggression flies in the face of all accepted international norms — and brings with it so many questions. How might this play out and what could it mean for geopolitics and security in the region? How will Ukraine and international allies respond? Could Putin's pushback on NATO backfire for Putin? What is the response of the Russian people to this conflict? Is Putin's "historical" justification for the invasion linked to Russia's broader misinformation campaigns and larger quest for power and legacy? Could this be the most serious potential conflict since WWII —and what are possible outcomes? Join WorldOregon for this online rapid-response program featuring Dr. Sarah Henderson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Oregon State University.
For background, watch Professor Henderson's recent Great Decisions program on "Putin and Russia" HERE —and come to the program with your questions!
Dr. Sarah L. Henderson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Oregon State University. She is the author of Building Democracy in Contemporary Russia: Western Support for Grassroots Organizations (2003). She works in the areas of democratization and civil society in Russia and Central and Eastern Europe as well as on issues pertaining to gender and post-communism. Her research has been funded by the National Council for East European and Eurasian Research, and the U.S. Department of State, among many others. Henderson received her BA in Politics from Oberlin College, and her MA and PhD in Political Science from the University of Colorado.