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MCLA History and Political Science Department Presents Panel Talk on Recent Russian Invasion of Ukraine

NORTH ADAMS, MASS.—MCLA’s History and Political Science Department will present a hybrid panel talk on the recent Russian attack on Ukraine at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, in Murdock Hall Room 218 on the MCLA campus. This event is free and open to the public and will also be broadcast via Zoom.


The recent attack on Ukraine from Russia has left countries, especially members of NATO, wondering how to respond. While some countries see a militaristic response in the form of troops and aid as a legitimate way to stop Putin’s claim over Ukraine, others argue diplomacy and heavy sanctions on Russia can end this militarized conflict. This panel of faculty from MCLA’s department of History and Political Science will provide relevant historical and political background to help explain the events while providing important historical context.


Masks are required to be worn on MCLA’s campus. To register for the Zoom event, visit


Panelists include MCLA faculty members Dr. Robert Bence, professor emeritus of political science; Dr. David Cupery, associate professor of political science; Dr. Anthony Daly, professor of history; and Dr. Sean Scanlon, assistant professor of history. Dr. Samantha Pettey, associate professor of political science, will act as moderator.


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