Adrian Ivakhiv on The Invasion of Ukraine as a Turning Point

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Meeting ID: 825 9988 6556

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  • Online

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This event is free and open to all students, faculty, and staff. 

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Please contact Prof. Sara Pankenier Weld:

Please join us 4pm on Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 via Zoom for a talk by Provessor Adrian Ivakhiv (University of Vermont/Carsey-Wolf Center) entitled "The Invasion of Ukraine as a Turning Point". 
What are the implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in the hindsight of its first six weeks, for world affairs? This talk by Adrian Ivakhiv will highlight the role of media and "information war," the refugee crisis, and policy responses by western and other countries, to understand how the invasion and its apparent failure could reshape the possibilities for global cooperation on other challenges including climate change, refugeeism and migration, and democratic and authoritarian politics.
Adrian Ivakhiv is Professor of Environmental Thought and Culture and Steven Rubenstein Professor for Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. He is currently a visiting scholar at UCSB's Carsey-Wolf Center, where he is researching global media and the changing "information ecosystem." His most recent book is Shadowing the Anthropocene: Eco-Realism for Turbulent Times (2018). He has conducted research in Ukraine since 1989 and writes about Ukraine at UKR-TAZ: A Ukrainian Temporary Autonomous Zone.
Sponsored by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Graduate Center for Literary Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara.