[PAST EVENT] Russia, Ukraine, and the Future of Global Order

March 1, 2022
5:30pm - 7pm
Tucker Hall, 127A
350 James Blair Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Russia, Ukraine, and the Future of Global Order

What are the causes and political consequences of Putin's decision to invade Ukraine? What are the likely long-term impacts of war between Russia and Ukraine - will the conflict spread, how will it impact alliances, and what are the possible implications for nuclear deterrence? How do Russian disinformation campaigns factor into the current conflict?

On Tuesday, March 1 at 5:30 PM, W&M's Global Research Institute will convene a panel discussion to address these questions and more.


Steve Hanson, Vice Provost for Academic & International Affairs; Lettie Pate Evans Professor of Government

Hanson is a renowned expert in Russian and Soviet history and politics who has written numerous scholarly articles and books, including “Post-Imperial Democracies: Ideology and Party Formation in Third Republic France, Weimar Germany, and Post-Soviet Russia” and the award-winning “Time and Revolution: Marxism and the Design of Soviet Institutions.”

Amy Oakes, Associate Professor of Government; Co-Director of the Project on Peace and International Security

Oakes' research interests include the domestic causes of war and nuclear nonproliferation. Her book, "Diversionary War," examines whether governments provoke international crises in response to domestic unrest. In addition to teaching in the Department of Government and International Relations Program, she is co-director of the Project on International Peace and Security.

Lincoln Zaleski '20, AidData Junior Program Manager

Zaleski specializes in Russian influence in Eastern Europe through media and information operations. He also produced a 2020 white paper for the Project on International Peace and Security entitled “Disinformation Ink Spots: a Framework to Combat Authoritarian Disinformation Campaigns.”


Mike Tierney, Director of the Global Research Institute; Hylton Professor of Government & International Relations

Tierney is the Director of W&M's Global Research Institute. He also teaches courses and conducts research on the politics of international organizations, development finance, the allocation and effects of Chinese development finance, and the role of scholars and academic research in the policy process.


On campus: Tucker 127A

Online: This event will also be streamed. Register for the event, if you plan to attend online. A link to the event will be sent via email on March 1.