Crisis in Ukraine subject of HASS Colloquium

If you would like a better understanding of the conflict in Ukraine, attend the upcoming Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Colloquium on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 1:00-2:20 p.m. in room 104 of the Franco Building. Dr. Randall Newnham, Professor of Political Science at Penn State Berks, will present ?Crisis in Ukraine.? This event is open to the campus community, and light refreshments will be served.

In recent months, Ukraine has been pulled in opposite directions by Russia and the West. This tension has caused the country to split between pro-Western and pro-Russian regions. Why has this happened? What can America do to respond? Newnham will explore both the internal tension in Ukraine and the international battle between Russia and the West, being fought with covert action, propaganda, and economic sanctions.

The HASS Colloquium Series features informal presentations that serve as opportunities for HASS faculty to share their completed or in-progress research. Faculty members discuss their research in presentations that welcomes dialogue, discussion, and questions. For more information on the HASS Colloquium Series, contact Dr. Cheryl Nicholas, Associate Professor, Communication Arts and Sciences, at [email protected].