IU offers teaching and solidarity as Ukraine crisis continues
This week, March 1-3, Indiana University's Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies hosted a series of teach-in events including experts from across various IU academic disciplines to help the university community better understand the crisis in Ukraine. All events were organized by the school's Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, a U.S. Department of Education funded Title VI National Resource Center and one of the country's leading centers for Ukrainian studies.
On Monday, IU President Pamela Whitten asked for the IU Auditorium to be lit up in the colors of the Ukrainian flag to show the university's solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and IU issued a condemnation of Russian aggression through its Office of International Services.
On Tuesday, Oksana Markarova, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S. and a 2001 graduate of IU's Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, was a special honored guest at President Biden's State of the Union address, where she was recognized and received a standing ovation.
Throughout the week, IU faculty have continued to educate people from Indiana and beyond about the wide-ranging impacts of the invasion of Ukraine, participating in the teach-ins and other events, and addressing members of the media.
Read about the teach-in events
Read a statement from IU Vice President for International Affairs Hannah Buxbaum
Watch a panel discussion moderated by Vice President Buxbaum
Learn about IU's experts
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