Event to provide resources, insight into the war in Ukraine

Experts from Ukrainian faculty and students will speak about how the Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens lives, the post-Cold War international order and the stability of the global economy at an event March 17 at 4:30 p.m.

Hosted by Global Cornell, the virtual event will offer Cornell faculty, staff and students a chance to come together and learn more about the unprovoked invasion and stand with the people of Ukraine. Following a panel discussion, participants will have the opportunity to engage with each other in breakout sessions and receive additional resources.

“As a university, there are things we can do in a situation like this,” Vice Provost for International Affairs Wendy Wolford said in a statement. March 4 press release. “We can learn about the history, politics and economy of the region, we can learn together. We can engage in our studies and in the world around us to make a meaningful difference. And as a community, here in New York and around the world, we can come together, as a refuge and a bridge. As a community, we can take a stand for learning as a way to support the foundations for a better life.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is the first major ground war in Europe in decades. At the event, speakers will share their predictions for the future and what the Cornell community can do to support Ukrainians.

“Here in Ithaca, we are physically far from war,” Wolford said. “But we have Cornell students, staff, faculty and alumni who come from both Ukraine and Russia or who have relatives in the region. This is the most uncertain time, with what is certainly heartbreaking fear for family and friends in danger. We acknowledge and share their grief.

Resources and statements on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine can be viewed on the Global Cornell website.

Megan DeMint is a communications specialist who supports Global Cornell.

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