Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has abruptly transformed the world. The unprovoked and brutal military campaign has resulted in destruction of cities, widespread civilian casualties and millions of refugees. The West has responded with crippling sanctions, and Russia has answered with implied threats to use nuclear and chemical weapons. As the economic war deepens and the military conflict escalates, we are all asking ourselves – how will this crisis end?
Case Western Reserve University School of Law Co-Dean Michael Scharf has assembled a panel of experts on military issues, national security, war crimes prosecutions and peace negotiations for “Responding to the Ukraine Crisis,” a special broadcast of his one-hour radio program, “Talking Foreign Policy.” The show is scheduled to air in place of “The Sound of Ideas” on Monday, March 21, at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., on WCPN 90.3 ideastream.
Expert panelists will include:
- Milena Sterio, the Charles R. Emrick Jr.-Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law;
- Avidan Cover, associate dean for academic affairs, professor of law and director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve University School of Law;
- Sandy Hodgkinson, retired Navy captain, former deputy assistant secretary of defense and deputy to the ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues;
- Paul Williams, president of the Public International Law and Policy Group, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated non-governmental organization (NGO). Williams has served as legal counsel in a dozen peace negotiations over the past 25 years and has just published a new book, Lawyering Peace (New Edition) (Cambridge University Press, Dec.2021).
Scharf has served as attorney advisor for U.N. Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and last month made an amicus argument before the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
CWRU is the only law school in the nation with a foreign policy radio program. “Talking Foreign Policy” launched in 2012 and is broadcast quarterly from Cleveland.