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Putin's War in Ukraine: History, Interests and Ambitions

Dr. Brian LaPierre, Associate Professor of History at USM, will present lecture on Vladimir Putin's brutal war in Ukraine, which has sparked international outrage and widespread condemnation. It has also raised thorny questions concerning Putin’s motives, aims and intentions. In this presentation, he will examine the historical relationship between Russia and Ukraine and take a deep dive into the various interests that Putin has at stake in his showdown with the West over the fate of post-Soviet Ukraine. Why is Putin willing to gamble and risk so much over Ukraine? How has Putin used history in his hybrid warfare with the West? Bring your curiosity and questions to this presentation and find out.

Dr. LaPierre is the author of Hooligans in Khrushchev's Russia: Defining, Policing, and Producing Deviance during the Thaw. He has conducted significant archival research in Russia and other parts of Eastern Europe.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Liberal Arts Building, Room 204
3144 Pearl St, Hattiesburg, MS 39406