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Roger W. Gale Symposium Day 1: Panel Discussion – Perspectives on the invasion of Ukraine: Context, motivations and histories

March 1, 2023 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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.

two historians’ perspectives on Ukraine’s struggle for sovereignty, and the conflicting narratives provided by both sides of the conflict.  Panelists will also highlight NATO’s responses to the crisis in Europe to provide a context for understanding Canada’s military response to the war in Ukraine.

The expert panel will include:

  • Norman M. Naimark, Robert and Florence McDonnell Professor of East European Studies, Stanford University “The War in Ukraine and its struggle for sovereignty”
  • Barbara J. Falk, Professor, Department of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College/Royal Military College of Canada “International Institutions, Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces: Collective Learning to Assist Ukraine and Support the Rules-Based International Order “
  • Serhy Yekelchyk, Professor, Germanic and Slavic Studies, University of Victoria “A War over History”

This session will be moderated by Adam Jones, Professor, Political Science, University of British Columbia Okanagan

All community members are invited to attend this free event.



March 1, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Kelowna Innovation Centre
460 Doyle Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 0C2 Canada
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