Russia’s War on Ukraine: six months later

Six months after its tanks and soldiers first crossed into Ukraine, the Russian invasion of its western neighbour shows no signs of abating. Two McGill experts and a graduate student being helped by the new Students and Scholars at Risk Fund weigh in on the current situation.

Streamed live: August 25, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

In this episode of the Made by McGill alumni webcast, we sit down with two McGill professors whose research explores political and economic developments in Russia and post-Communist Europe, as well as a PhD law student who has found sanctuary at McGill after fleeing Russian missiles and bombs in her hometown of Kharkiv.


Kristy Ironside, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Classical Studies; historian of the Soviet Union and modern Russia.

Maria Popova, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; Jean Monnet Chair in Europe and the Rule of Law.

Yuliia Holik, PhD student in International Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University; graduate research trainee, McGill University

Moderated by Derek Cassoff, Managing Director, Communications, University Advancement

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