Profs & Pints DC: Two Years of War in Ukraine-Door tickets remain available

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Tuesday, February 20 2024 6:00 PM 8:30 PM EDT

Advance ticket sales have ended but plenty of additional tickets remain available at the door.

Profs and Pints DC presents: “Two Years of War in Ukraine,” an overview of the conflict and where it appears headed at its second anniversary, with Michael Kimmage, professor of history at Catholic University, former U.S. State Department planner for Ukraine and Russia, and author of the new book Collisions: The Origins of the War in Ukraine and the New Global Instability.

February 24th marks the two-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Gain a firm understanding of the conflict and a sense of what the future might hold from Michael Kimmage, who has given a series of excellent Profs and Pints talks on it as a German Marshall Fund fellow and former State Department advisor for that region.

Drawing upon his new book on the war, he’ll discuss what brought the conflict about and what calculation led Putin to decide to have Russia invade Ukraine on a massive scale when it did.

Turning his attention to the war itself, Dr. Kimmage also will examine the extent to which Russia has accomplished its goals and discuss how Ukraine has managed to mount such a formidable defense against a country that, at least on paper, has much more strength and much greater assets. He’ll evaluate how effective the coalition of nations backing Ukraine, including the United States, have been at countering Russian aggression.

Finally, looking ahead, he’ll discuss Ukraine’s long game and what’s likely to happen in Russia after that nation’s presidential election in March. We’ll consider what role will the United States play in Ukraine if there is a Biden second term or if our nation elects a Republican president.

This year is bound to be a dramatic one for the war in Ukraine, both on the battlefield and on the international scene. This talk will help clarify all that is at stake. (Advance tickets: $13.50 plus sales tax and processing fees. Doors: $17, or $15 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later.)

Image: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky participates in reraising the Ukrainian flag in Kherson a few days after the city's 2022 liberation. (Photo from the President of Ukraine office / Wikimedia Commons.)