Tabor to host session about Ukraine conflict

ZubytskaThe Carson Center for Global Education is hosting a discussion regarding the conflict between Ukraine and Russia at 7 p.m., Mon?day, Oct. 27, in the Tabor College Chapel, located in the H.W. Lohrenz Building.

The presentation, titled ?The Crisis in Ukraine: Local Conflict with Global Repercussions,? will be given by Lidiya Zubytska.

Zubytska is originally from Lviv, Ukraine, and is pursuing her doctorate in political science at the Uni?versity of Kansas. Her research interests focus on political processes in eastern and central Europe.

Zubytska earned a master?s degree in international peace studies from the University of Notre Dame. She also taught at the Ukrainian Catholic Univer?sity and worked on administrative reform of the Ukrainian government with the French Ministry of Interior.

Before coming to Kansas, Zubytska served as a program specialist on Ukraine at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C.

David Faber, director of the Carson Center, said it is important for us to discuss and understand the crisis in Ukraine.

?The mission of the Carson Center is to provide opportunities that increase student and community awareness of important global issues,? Faber said. ?Many of us hear about the tension between Ukraine and Russia, but we are not sure why it matters to us.

?I am pleased that we have the chance to think about the implications of the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia,? he added. ?Furthermore, since many people in this area trace their ancestry to this region, this topic is of special interest to our community.?

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