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The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Making Sense of a Complex Situation and Its Impact on Our Community

March 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

A virtual symposium on the Russia-Ukraine conflict featuring representatives from academia, nonprofit government organizations and the public and private sectors.

Gain an understanding of its economic impact, including the implications of financial sanctions, consequences for the rule of law, the role that policymakers, and diplomacy can play in mitigating this type of conflict.

Presentations from speakers will be followed by audience Q&A. Confirmed so far are:

  • Roman Sheremeta – Associate Professor of Economics, CWRU and Founder of a soon-to-open American University in Kyiv
  • Andrew Medvedev – Energy and Infrastructure Investment Managing Director and Portfolio Management, Morgan Stanley)
  • Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur – Ohio 9th District (includes Parma), Co-Chair of the bi-partisan Congressional Ukraine Caucus (confirmed, yet tentative based on Washington DC schedule)
  • John E. Herbst – Senior Director of the Atlantic Council, and former US Ambassador to Ukraine (only member not in the region, but has significant diplomatic perspective on Ukraine, as he served there in 2003-2006, during the Orange Revolution)

Moderators are:

  • Renata Kosc-Harmatiy – Adjunct Faculty, Political Science Department, Cuyahoga Community College
  • Ty Olson – Program Manager & Adjunct Faculty, Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies, Cuyahoga Community College

This event is free and open to the greater community.