Profs & Pints DC: War in Ukraine-Door tickets remain available.

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Tuesday, April 5 2022 6:00 PM 8:30 PM EDT

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

Profs and Pints DC presents: “War in Ukraine,” a look at the origins and possible outcomes of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia, with Michael Kimmage, professor of history at Catholic University, fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and former U.S. State Department planner for Russia and Ukraine.

Those who could not get tickets to Dr. Michael Kimmage’s sold-out March talk on Ukraine can take heart: Profs and Pints is bringing him back by demand, this time to Church Hall bar in Georgetown.

Dr. Kimmage, who previously held the Russia/Ukraine portfolio as a member of the U.S. Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff, will update his previous discussion with important context and with insights on breaking developments right up until he again takes the stage.  Audience members will gain a deep understanding of the current crisis, and what led to it, and where things there might be headed.

He’ll discuss how the war between Russia and Ukraine is in fact eight years old—dating back to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and invasion of Eastern Ukraine in 2014—and how the current crisis traces back to the break-up of the Soviet Union in 1991 and to the Maidan revolution in Ukraine.

He’ll also assess the meaning of the war for Europe and for American strategy in Europe. Among the questions he’ll tackle: What is the role of the United States in dealing with events there? What dangers does the United States face? What options does Washington have? And what will this crisis mean for American foreign policy going forward? (Advance tickets: $12. Doors: $15, or $13 with a student ID. Listed time is for doors. Talk starts 30 minutes later. Please allow yourself time to place any orders and get seated and settled in. Please bring proof of vaccination as it may be required in response to local infection rates.)

Image: Overlaid on a map of Ukraine are pictures of President Joseph Biden as photographed by Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons) and official portraits of President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin of Russia.