In honor of the United Nations International Day of Peace, this program will focus on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Where do things stand six months after Russia’s attack on the country? How do we put the most significant conflict in Europe since World War II in a historical, political, and diplomatic context? Looking forward, what are the prospects for peace, and what might a peaceful Ukraine look like?
Dr. Christian Peterson received his Ph.D. in history from Ohio University and teaches at Ferris State University. He has also won several teaching awards and published numerous scholarly articles and books, including Globalizing Human Rights: Private Citizens, the Soviet Union, and the West (2012). He has co-edited The Routledge History of World Peace Since 1750 (2018) and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Peace History. In July 2016, he co-directed a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute for high school teachers that explored the history of U.S.-Russian/Ukrainian/Soviet relations. He currently serves on the Peace History Board and recently completed a Visegrad research fellowship at the Open Society Archives in Budapest, Hungary.
With gratitude to our partners at Ferris State University.