Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be hosting an academic panel discussing the present circumstances and potential consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The panel will be held in the President's Dining Room on the University's Macon campus on Tuesday.
History professor Wallace Daniel will present "Russia and Ukraine: The Big Picture," political science professor Chris Grant will follow with "Ukraine at War" and law and business professor James L. Hunt will finish with "Economic nd Business Consequences of Russia's Invasion of Ukraine."
The event will conclude with a question and answer session. The event is free and open to the public.
In-person seating will be limited, but a livestream will be hosted on Mercer's YouTube channel.
Daniel is a specialist in Russian history and culture who has done extensive research in the areas of contemporary Russian society, "intelligentsia" — a group of Russians focused on engaging with moral consequence and thought — and Russia's struggles in retaining its cultural heritage and identity.
Grant is a Fulbright Scholar specializing in electorial and European politics who has been studying in Kyiv, Ukraine; he recently relocated to Poland after direction from the U.S. Department of State in January. Grant has completed a Fulbright in Moldova, another former state of the Soviet Union, and has led multiple Mercer on Mission trips to previously Soviet-occupied states.
In 2005, Hunt received a Fulbright award to teach at Kyiv Mohyla Academy in the Ukraine, looking into how history and business play into the role of law in national development.
Henry Keating '24 is a sophomore at Mercer, studying Journalism and History. He has worked at The Cluster as both a writer and SGA correspondent. He enjoys playing and listening to music, hiking and camping, and photography in his spare time.