The Citadel to host international panel discussion on the war in Ukraine

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The Citadel’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a hybrid panel titled “The War in Ukraine: Lessons Learned and the Future Political Settlement” on February 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event, which will be free and open to the public, will be held in person at the Altman Center, located on The Citadel campus. It will also be livestreamed online.

Those interested in attending, either in person or remotely, can register through this link.

“We are excited and proud to host this timely and important conversation about the war in Ukraine with experts from The Citadel and around the world.  Sponsored and organized by our team in the school including our current Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Jonathan Paquin of Laval University in Canada, this conference will showcase the value of the academic disciplines and outstanding faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences,” said Brian Madison Jones, Ph.D., dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. “This conference will additionally confirm our reputation for applying these assets to address problems of security and peace at home and abroad.”

Citadel faculty that will make up some of the onsite speakers include Larry Valero, Ph.D., head of The Citadel’s Department of Intelligence and Security Studies, Jack Porter, Ph.D., professor in the department of political science and the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel, Jonathan Paquin, Ph.D. who is the initiator and co-organizer of this international conference.

“I would like to commend the Canada-Fulbright program for allowing me to spend the 2022-2023 academic year here at The Citadel. With this program I can focus on the state of Canada-US relations as well as on the relationship between our two countries and their NATO allies during the barbaric Russian-led war in Ukraine,” said Jonathon Paquin, Ph.D. “Without the Fulbright program, this conference would not exist. Long live to this partnership between The Citadel and the Fulbright program! And long live to the values for which Canadians and Americans stand for with our Ukrainian friends: democracy, freedom and human rights.

This is not the first time The Citadel has addressed the war in Ukraine. In May 2022, The Citadel raised $200,000 to provide Citadel educations to three Ukrainian cadet. The Citadel Support for Ukraine Scholarship was originally available to only two Ukrainian citizens affected by the war. However, through generous donations via The Citadel Foundation, as well as a vote by The Citadel Alumni Association’s Board of Directors to provide additional funding, the Military College of South Carolina was able to offer three scholarships. Now, the three Ukrainian cadets are nearing the end of their knob, or freshmen, year at The Citadel thanks to the efforts of The Citadel community and alumni. Their scholarships cover full tuition, room, board, fees and provide services such as housing during furloughs.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences also held a panel on the historical contexts of the war in Ukraine in April of last year.

This upcoming event aims to enrich other’s understanding of the past war effort, it’s current trajectory and the prospects for a peaceful political settlement in Ukraine. Visit the website for more information and how to attend.