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  • Thursday, March 10, 2022
  • 7:30 PM–9:00 PM

Calvin University Department of Historical Studies presents an online lecture to help understand Putin's invasion of Ukraine

Why has Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine? In justifying the attack, the Russian president cited the history of the Russian Empire and Soviet Union, as well as recent political events in Ukraine. A historian of the region will help us understand Putin's view of the post-Soviet world and how he pushed Russia into war.

About the Speaker

Bruce-BerglundBruce Berglund taught courses on Russia, Eastern Europe, and modern war for the Calvin History Department for 15 years. A three-time Fulbright scholar, he has written about nationalism, religion, and politics in the region. His latest book is The Fastest Game in the World: Hockey and the Globalization of Sports. Follow him on Twitter at @brberglund

Livestream details

This virtual event will be hosted in Microsoft Teams. If you already have a Microsoft Teams account, you can simply click the link below and then select "Open your Teams app" to join the meeting using Teams. If you do not have Teams or have trouble logging in, click the link and select "Continue on this browser" to join the meeting as a guest using your web browser. This meeting uses a virtual "lobby," so the event host will admit you into the event once it begins.

Due to technology limitations, the live event is limited to 1000 attendees. We anticipate a lot of interest in this event. If you are unable to attend live, please know that a video recording will be shared soon after the event; we plan to make the video available the next day if possible. Follow Calvin Historical Studies on Instagram or Facebook, or visit our Historical Horizons blog, to watch the video when it is available.

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