AIA: Mark Von Hagen Lecture On Ukraine May 31

Dr. Mark Von Hagen

AIA News:


ALBUQUERUQE – The Albuquerque International Association (AIA) will host a public lecture by Dr. Mark Von Hagen titled “Ukraine between East and West: Linking the Past to the Present” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 31, at UNM Continuing Education Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.

There is no one in the country better able to explain Ukraine in terms of its current problems, as well as in terms of its troubled history than Von Hagen. He Hagen was educated at Georgetown University, Indiana University-Bloomington, and Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D.

Von Hagen has taught at Stanford University, Yale University, Columbia University, the Free University of Berlin, and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). He served as Associate Director and then Director of the Harriman Institute (1989–2001). Von Hagen now teaches Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian history at Arizona State University.

Events in Ukraine are swirling so rapidly that by May the situation in that troubled country is likely to have changed dramatically. But we can be sure of one thing: Mark Von Hagen will provide us with a much needed explanation of Ukrainian history and its impact on the current crisis. He will give us a much deeper understanding of the problems of state and nation building in the country by putting it in historical perspective. 

He also will inform us about Ukraine’s international situation, her relations with Russia, Poland, the US and the EU, and address the important question: Where does Ukraine fit in the broader picture of European socio-economic and political developments?

The lecture is open to the general public and includes a Q&A session after the lecture. The cost is $15 for AIA members and $20 for non-members. High school, college and university students (under 26) with student ID receive free admission.

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About Albuquerque International Association

The Albuquerque International Association (AIA) is a division of the Center for International Studies (CFIS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing better international education and enhancing global awareness for all New Mexicans. Through the International Lecture Series (ILS), AIA brings outstanding national and international experts to present, share insights and lead discussions about critical global trends and issues. The Global Skills for Young Adults (GSYA) program targets high school and college students and provides free lectures, exposure to international leaders and a mentorship program with AIA members who have lived and worked abroad in such areas as foreign service,  international business and banking, and other international organizations. Since 2007, AIA has organized 245 events, attended by over 20,000 people representing business, civic and academic leaders and individuals interested in learning more about critical issues facing our world.

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