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Ukraine Crisis: Origins of Conflict and Prospects for Peace

When: Sunday, September 27, 2015, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Eliot Church, U.C.C. • 474 Centre Street • Newton Corner

Presentation by Paul Christensen, who has studied social movement politics in Russia and the Soviet Union.  Professor Christensen has conducted research in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.  Discussion will follow.

The situation is eastern Ukraine is tragic and dangerous, with suffering and casualties for people in the region and the potential for US/NATO confrontation with Russia.

Professor Christensen, political scientist at Boston College, will describe post-Soviet history of Russia and Ukraine and how U.S. interventions contributed to the rise of Putin.  He will look at U.S. policy including sanctions, and possible solutions such as confederation, or autonomy.

Sponsored by Newton Dialogues on Peace and War.  Endorsed by Gobal Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Massachusetts Peace Action, Veterans for Peace - Chapter 9, United for Justice with Peace, American Friends Service Committee (Boston), Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Watertown Citizens for Peace.


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