February 25, 2022

Dear Members of the Amherst Community,

I write in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to make you aware of events that have been organized by the Department of Russian, the Amherst Center for Russian Culture, the Department of Political Science, and Amherst’s Model UN Club. I hope you will join these conversations and benefit from hearing from some of Amherst‘s most knowledgeable scholars. (The Department of Russian and the Amherst Center for Russian Culture will announce additional events in the coming days.)

To say that this is an extremely difficult time, especially for those in our community with family and friends in the region, would be a vast understatement. I hope all of you are taking good care of yourselves and also of one another.


Crisis In Ukraine: Talks with Professor Salcedo

Saturday, February 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Science Center, E212

Join the Model UN Club and Professor Gustavo Salcedo, Karl Loewenstein Fellow and Visiting Professor of Political Science, to discuss the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Snacks and Insomnia cookies will be provided. You are encouraged to attend and learn about the crisis in Ukraine, no matter your previous involvement with the club. Contact Info: Carolina Kettles (ckettles23@amherst.edu)

Virtual Teach-In on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Monday, February 28, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The Departments of Political Science and Russian and the Amherst Center for Russian Culture invite you to a discussion of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Monday, February 28th from 7:30-9:00. Speakers will include professors Catherine Ciepiela, Javier Corrales, Sergey Glebov, Pavel Machala, Eleonora Mattiaci, Constantine Pleshakov, William Taubman, and Boris Wolfson. Staff from the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life will also take part in the event.