PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Chris Burton

Join history professor, Dr. Chris Burton, as he explores

Identity and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 took nearly everyone, including the “experts” by surprise, but is rooted in the long and uneasy history between Ukraine and Russia. Chris Burton will analyze the contemporary and historical causes of the conflict with a focus on questions of identity. Vladimir Putin himself claims to be acting on behalf of the diaspora of ethnic Russians but cross-border populations have a long and tangled history. Who is a Russian? Who is a Ukrainian? The answers are complex, problematic, and illuminate the fighting in 2022. Learn more.

Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 7-9 p.m. (MST)

Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge
320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, Alberta
Free. Everyone welcome. Space is limited.
Limited light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

Livestream: This talk will also be live streamed on YouTube. While we'd love to see you in person, we understand that some may not be able to attend. Please join us on YouTube and use the chat function to have your questions answered. Please note that you will gain access to the YouTube live feed once the speaker takes the stage (between 7-7:15 p.m.).


Contact:

Catharine Reader | catharine.reader@uleth.ca | (403) 382-7154 | ulethbridge.ca/artsci/public-professor-series-dr-chris-burton