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Simon Institute plans symposium to mark 1-year anniversary of Ukraine invasion

John T. Shaw, Director of Paul Simon Public Policy Institute
Provided by John Shaw
John Shaw, Director of Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

The conversation will focus on what's happened, lessons learned, and what may be

SIU's Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will mark the one-year anniversary of Russia's incursion in Ukraine with a special symposium.

The Simon Institute is hosting "War in Ukraine One Year In: Surprises, Challenges, and Recommendations" with SIUC Faculty members Stephen Shulman and Steve Bloom. Institute Director John Shaw will moderate the conversation, which is set for 5pm Wednesday in Morris Library's Guyon Auditorium.

Shaw says an anniversary like this one is an opportunity to take stock, and ask questions. He says Wednesday's conversation will focus on what's happened, as well as lessons learned and a look at the potential future in the region.

Stephen Shulman teaches international relations, as well as American foreign policy and other related classes, while Bloom has taught in Ukraine in the Fulbright Scholar Program, and his emphasis is in ethnicity and nationalism in the former Soviet Union.

The symposium will also be livestreamed - you can find it on the university's YouTube channel.

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