Rapid Response Panel
Co-sponsored by the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University, Ohio; Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Arizona State University; and Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Monday, February 28, 2022, 12:00–13:00 (EST)
Volodymyr Dubovyk, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Mechnikov National University, Odesa, Ukraine
Rory Finnin, Associate Professor of Ukrainian Studies, Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, University of Cambridge
Tymofiy Mylovanov, Former Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture of Ukraine; President, Kyiv School of Economics
Olha Onuch, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester
Gulnaz Sharafutdinova. Professor of Russian Politics, King’s College London
Moderated by Emily Channell-Justice, Director, Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program,
Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University
After weeks of escalating tensions and military buildup, Russia has invaded Ukraine and commenced a military operation. The extent of Vladimir Putin’s plans remains uncertain, but the danger to Ukrainian lives and sovereignty is clear.
As we join the international community in an unequivocal condemnation of Russia’s war against Ukraine, we likewise acknowledge the need for expert commentary and factual information on a conflict bolstered by misinformation and distortions of history. To that end, we have convened a panel of experts representing different perspectives and areas of expertise to address core questions being asked by the media and the general population.
Our event will be structured around questions submitted in advance or frequently asked by the media, with additional questions taken from the live audience as time permits. Experts will give short, focused responses to as many questions as possible.
Members of the media may submit questions here.