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Russia’s War in Ukraine at One Year: Local, Regional, & Global Impact and Prospects | Foreign Policy in Practice Series
February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs (@ChiCouncilFP) and Associated Colleges of the Midwest (@ACMedu) have joined together for a series on Foreign Policy in Practice.
The impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine has rippled across the globe, with dire consequences not only for the Ukrainian people but also energy markets, food security, and trade worldwide. It has reinvigorated Western alliances, shaken up relationships among post-Soviet states, caused tension with states of the Global South, and raised concern about the role of China in international crises.
Join students and faculty from across the ACM for a discussion on how different countries have responded, why they have responded the way they have, and what the trajectory might look like in the year to come.
This event will be hosted at Knox College as an in-person offering for members of the Knox and Monmouth College communities. It will also be streamed virtually so that faculty, staff, and students on the other ACM campuses can participate individually or through group-viewing arrangements.
VIRTUAL PARTICIPANTS: Zoom Registration Link
Please complete the registration above if you will be participating in the event via Zoom on your own device or if you will be hosting a viewing session on your campus.
KNOX COLLEGE COMMUNITY: Please contact Katie Stewart
MONMOUTH COLLEGE COMMUNITY: Please contact Michael Nelson
CAMPUS VIEWING SESSION: Please contact your college’s political science department to ask whether a viewing session will be offered on your campus.
Michael Nelson, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Political Science, Director of the Center for Civic and Social Change; Monmouth College
Michael Nelson’s research focuses on the international relations of African states, including their participation in global governance, their foreign relations (especially with China), and environmental politics in the region. He is interested in understanding how and why different parts of the world get along with each other with the challenges of poverty and inequality and the incredible varieties of cultures.
Nelson was previously Chair of African Studies, Assistant Professor of Government, and a member of the College of Environment at Wesleyan University. He has consulted for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the U.S. State Department. He has also served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Ghana. Nelson is the author of African Coalitions and Global Economic Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Katie Stewart, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Knox College
Katie Stewart’s research and teaching interests stem from a fascination with how national identities come to be so strongly held and contested. She is broadly interested in the processes by which “we the people” is defined and promoted, who gets to do the defining, and who is excluded. She also explores how this process varies in its form and significance in authoritarian versus democratic states.
Stewart’s current research project examines how the Putin administration uses nationalism as a strategy for bolstering its legitimacy and popular support in Russia. She explores Putin’s legitimating nationalism through a comparison of symbolic politics in three of Russia’s ethnic republics based on fieldwork observations and interviews. She also uses survey data to evaluate this strategy’s effectiveness in increasing regime legitimacy.
Elizabeth Shackelford, Senior Fellow, U.S. Foreign Policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former U.S. foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department
Elizabeth Shackelford’s analysis, writing, and outreach focus on building awareness and understanding of a “restraint” approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of military force to the defense of core U.S. national security interests and favors robust diplomatic engagement. She was a career diplomat with the U.S. Department of State until December 2017, when she resigned in protest of the Trump administration. As a Foreign Service Officer, Shackelford served in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Poland, and Washington, D.C., tracking political and conflict developments, advising Mission and Washington leadership, and advocating for U.S. interests with foreign counterparts.
As a non-resident fellow with the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft in 2020, Shackelford conducted research, analysis, and commentary on the costs of a militarized approach to foreign policy and the need for greater accountability in U.S. actions abroad. Shackelford is the author of The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age (PublicAffairs, 2020), winner of the 2020 Douglas Dillon Book Award.