Anniversary of Russia’s war in Ukraine: IU experts available to comment
President Biden made a surprise visit to Kyiv on Feb. 20 and announced $500 million in additional military aid for Ukraine nearly one year after Russia’s full-scale invasion.
Tens of thousands of soldiers and civilians have been killed in the war, and millions of Ukrainians have been displaced. In addition to providing aid to Ukraine, the U.S., Canada, the European Union and others have responded to the war by imposing sanctions against Russia.
Indiana University experts are available to discuss the political, economic and humanitarian implications of the ongoing war.
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Michael De GrootHamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Michael De Groot is an assistant professor of international studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at IU Bloomington. He is available to discuss the approaching one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russian and U.S. foreign policy, European political economy and security, energy geopolitics, 20th-century international history, the Cold War.
Padraic KenneyCollege of Arts and Sciences/Department of History
Padraic Kenney is a professor of history and international studies at IU Bloomington. He has written on the experience of workers in early Communist Poland, on the gendered nature of anti-communist opposition, on social movements in the fall of communism in Central Europe and on Eastern Europe’s road from communism.
Eastern Europe, Poland, democratic revolutions/civil resistance, political imprisonment, international education.
Sarah PhillipsRussian and East European Institute
Sarah Phillips is a professor of anthropology and director of the Russian and East European Institute at IU Bloomington. She teaches courses on the Anthropology of Russia and Eastern Europe, Postsocialist Gender Formations and Medical Anthropology.
Central and Eastern Europe, particularly the former Soviet Union (Ukraine and Russia), postsocialist transformations, civil society and non-governmental organizations, globalization, development and gender studies, post-Chernobyl health and healing, folk medicine, disability studies, HIV/AIDS and addiction.
Regina SmythDepartment of Political Science
Regina Smyth is a professor of political science at Indiana University; she is particularly interested in how state strategies to sustain the Putin regime influence Russian foreign policy decisions and international behavior.
Russian politics, Russian society, U.S.-Russia relations, protest and elections.
Vidhura TennekoonDepartment of Economics
Vidhura S. Tennekoon is an assistant professor of economics at IUPUI. Before joining IUPUI in 2014, he worked at the Department of Economics of the University of Oklahoma and Eastern Washington University. He also has professional experience as a central banker.
Econometric forecasting, health policy, health economics, interest rates, inflation, monetary policy, banking, Sri Lanka.
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