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Roger W. Gale Symposium Day 2: Final Panel Discussion: Political, Legal and Humanitarian Responses to the Ukraine Crisis and Closing Remarks

March 2, 2023 at 9:00 am - 11:30 am

In early March, the annual Roger W. Gale Symposium will convene on another urgent topic of our time: Lessons from Ukraine: Armed Conflict, Dictatorship, and Responses from Liberal Democracies.

The presentations in this panel address questions such as the following: how best to understand the geopolitical motivations behind Russia’s war in Ukraine?  On the other hand, what is the political philosophy guiding liberal democracies’ political responses to such crises?  And what remedies can international organizations provide to Russia’s violations of international law, and last, how can humanitarian organizations remain neutral in this war?

The expert panel will include:

  • Stephen Turner, Distinguished University Professor, University of South Florida “Making Foreign Policy Safe for Democracy?”
  • Marco Sassòli, Professor of international law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva, Switzerland “Western States respect for International Humanitarian Law”
  • Seva Gunitsky, Associate professor of political science at the University of Toronto “In the Shadow of Empire: Recurring Patterns of Foreign Policy”

The moderator of this event is Wendy Wong, Professor, Political Science, Principal’s Research Chair, University of British Columbia Okanagan.

All are welcome to attend this free event.



March 2, 2023
9:00 am - 11:30 am


University Centre (UNC)
3272 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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