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Week 7: Learning Community Newsletter

Posted on 20 February 2023

All the latest from the department

This week marks the one year anniversary of the full scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. The University, along with the Ukrainian Society are holding two events to discuss the war, the human costs and how it is shaping the world today (details below). These promise to be interesting events with a diverse range of speakers so please do check them out.

In other news, the politics coffee morning is on Tuesday from 9:30-11 in the Politics Reception area. It will be great to see you all and catch up.

Also this week's Shut up and Write will be on Thursday (23rd) 12-2pm in D/L/036. Feel free to come along for a cup of coffee, some biscuits and a focused writing session. 

John Evemy (Learning Community Officer)


One year on: The war in Ukraine and its wider ramifications

Monday 20 February, 6.15pm to 7.30pm, Bowland Auditorium - Book here

This round table is devoted to the war in Ukraine and its wider ramifications for the international system. We are bringing together renowned experts from outside and within the University to discuss the implications of the war.  A series of questions will be directed by the Chair to the members of the panel, relating to the origins of the war, its course, possible outcomes and the impact on the international system as a whole. We are particularly pleased to welcome our external guests: Professor Anatol Lieven, Dr Tetyana Lunyova and Dr Rob Dale.

All attendees are invited to a drinks reception at 5.45pm, before the talk at 6.15pm.  

A non-ending February: Ukrainian scars and how much more is there to await?

Friday 24 February 2:15pm - 5:30pm, York Guildhall (in town), YO1 9QL - Book here

The Ukraine Society is hosting a forum dedicated to the one-year anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, events which had been unfolding since 2014.

The event consists of 2 parts: the chain of talks from our external guests and the panel discussion - One Year On - the Past, Present, and Future of Ukraine led by academics from the University of York. Discussions will unravel various aspects of the cruelest war in Europe since 1945 as well as give a glimpse of the daily lives of Ukrainian people, with a speaker presenting online all the way from Ukraine. 

A reception afterward will allow guests to find out more about the topics presented throughout the day and to meet some of the event speakers who will share their insights and answer questions.