Ukraine: The Invasion and Fallout

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2022 • 11:30 am
  • Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his military to invade Ukraine, wreaking devastating results in mere weeks. Thousands dead. Millions displaced. Cities in rubble. Putin’s actions also sparked near-universal condemnation from the global community, which imposed punishing economic sanctions that quickly laid waste to the Russian economy.

In that context, WashU Olin presents a “fireside chat” among three university experts who will examine the cultural and economic implications of the invasion of Ukraine, with a special focus on how ongoing sanctions may affect the global economy. Accompanying the conversation: an opportunity for attendees to lend financial or in-kind support.

WashU Olin Dean Dr. Mark P. Taylor, Donald Danforth Jr. Distinguished Professor of Finance, will host the conversation. Joining him: Dr. James Wertsch, David R. Francis Distinguished Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology and Global Studies, and Dr. Lingxiu Dong, Frahm Family Chair of Supply Chain, Operations and Technology.

Dr. Wertsch is a published expert in the topic of national narratives and memory and the former Soviet Union. Dean Taylor is an authority on global finance and economics. Dr. Dong is a published authority on global supply chain issues and operations.

Please submit questions by email in advance. Dean Taylor and the panel will address as many as possible during the conversation.

Join WashU Olin for this illuminating conversation and watch for a curated list of relief organizations accepting financial donations. Meanwhile, St. Louis’s Faith Baptist Church is accepting in-kind donations through this Amazon wishlist. Or, consider donating items that will be delivered to the church, including:

· Baby items (e.g. formula, diapers, bottles, baby wipes, swaddles, clothing)
· New socks and underwear (children/women/men)
· Clothing of all sizes (children/women/men)
· Blankets and towels
· Women’s toiletries
· General toiletries (e.g., toothbrush, toothpaste, soaps, shampoo)
· Packaged foods (no glass or liquids)
· Pet food
· Over-the-counter medications and first-aid kits

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