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1:32 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

WBOI Presents: "A Crash Course on the Crisis in Crimea"

The Crimean Peninsula, the southern region of Ukraine.
The Crimean Peninsula, the southern region of Ukraine.
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As tensions continue to rise in Ukraine, the world is now turning its attention to the country’s southern region.

But why is the Crimean Peninsula so interesting to Russian President Vladimir Putin? And where do other world powers fit into the equation?

On this edition of WBOI Presents, we’ll go beyond the headlines with a panel discussion examining the history of Crimea and the politics at play. 

The discussion, called “A Crash Course on the Crisis in Crimea,” features IPFW political science professor James Toole and history professor Ann Livschiz exploring the history and importance of the Crimean Peninsula.

The panel is moderated by IPFW political science professor, Andrew Downs.

This event was sponsored by the Department of History, Department of Political Science, and the American Democracy Project at IPFW.

Special thanks to the professors and university for allowing WBOI to record the event, and to IPFW Special Events for helping us with the audio capture.