As an institution of higher education, Case Western Reserve is uniquely positioned to raise awareness about the people impacted by the war in Ukraine and to wrestle with the implications of the recent invasion. In order to discuss these complex issues, members of the campus community are invited to attend the following events.
Russia's War in Ukraine: A Panel Discussion with CWRU Faculty
Wednesday March 2 at 4 p.m.
This event will feature an analysis of Russia's invasion of Ukraine by a panel including:
- David Clingingsmith, associate professor of economics;
- Jay Geller, professor of history;
- Kelly McMann, professor of political science;
- Ken Ledford, associate professor of history; and
- Roman Sheremeta, associate professor of economics.
Sheremeta, who is Ukrainian and has been in Ukraine until recently, will open with some reflections. This will be followed by short presentations on the contemporary Russian and Ukrainian political contexts and explorations of the roots in the development of Ukrainian nationalism in the 19th century and then in the Soviet Era. There will then be time for general discussion and questions from the audience.
Beyond Silicon Valley: A Conversation with Ukrainian Entrepreneur Sasha Bondar (Founder, Reintech)
Friday, March 4 at 9 a.m.
Join the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship on March 4 as part of the Case Western Reserve University Entrepreneurship Series for a discussion with Sasha Bondar, Founder of Reintech, a company that assists other tech companies to build and operate software development teams in Eastern Europe. This event will also be broadcast to LinkedIn Live on the CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship's LinkedIn page on March 4.
The War in Ukraine: Perspectives from Academia
Friday, March 4 at 11 a.m.
This event is part of the North Star Seminar Series. It will feature economics professor Roman Sheremeta—a native Ukrainian—and visiting professor Paul Tiyambe Zeleza who recently penned a piece on the conflict called “Europe at War: The Specter of Competing Imperialisms.” The pair will provide perspectives on the war from an international point-of-view and talk about what it means in the context of our global community.