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K-12 and Community College Virtual Program

March 2, 2023 via Zoom

4:00-5:00pm ET

The webinar is free, but registration is required.

0.5 CEU / 5 PDCH

In February of 2022, Russia shocked the world by launching a full-scale invasion of its democratic neighbor, Ukraine. With hundreds of thousands dead and millions displaced, the war has been a disaster for both countries. After 30 years of peaceful coexistence, why did Russia embark on a war of aggression against its neighbor? What did the Russian government want to achieve and what instead has been the outcome? Where do Russia and Ukraine go from here? Graeme Robertson, a Professor of Political Science and a long-time student of Russia will offer some answers to these critical questions. K-12 and community college educators from all disciplines are welcome!


Graeme Robertson
Professor of Political Science and Director of Carolina Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill

Graeme Robertson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. His work focuses on political protest and regime support in authoritarian regimes. He is the author of Putin v. The People  (with Samuel Greene), published by Yale University Press in June 2019. The book presents a fresh new look at the social bases of support for and opposition to authoritarian rule in Russia. Graeme is also the author of Revolution and Reform in Ukraine, published by PONARS Eurasia (with Silviya Nitsova and Grigore Pop-Eleches) and The Politics of Protest in Hybrid Regimes: Managing Dissent in Post-Communist Russia, published by Cambridge University Press. Graeme currently serves as the associate editor for comparative politics for the American Journal of Political Science.

Program Materials

To receive .5 CEU (or 5 PDCH) you must attend the virtual program on March 2 and turn in a completed study guide. You can access the study guide here.

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