International Experts to Examine Crisis in Ukraine

Guest scholar from Poland to give presentations

April 14, 2014

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AMHERST, N.Y. -- “Crisis in Ukraine” will be examined in a roundtable discussion by faculty experts, including a guest historian from Poland, from 3 to 5 p.m. April 26 in Daemen College’s Schenck Hall Auditorium.

Panelists will include guest scholar Dr. Tomasz Pudłocki, assistant professor of history at Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, as well as Dr. Monica Eppinger, former U.S. foreign service diplomat in Kiev, Ukraine, and currently an assistant professor at Saint Louis University School of Law; Dr. Jacek Lubecki, associate professor and director of the Center for International Studies at Georgia Southern University; Dr. Steven Maddox, assistant professor of history at Canisius College; and Dr. John D. Occhipinti, chair of political science at Canisius. Moderator will be Dr. Andrew Kier Wise, department chair and associate professor of history at Daemen.

A reception from 5 to 7 p.m. will follow the roundtable discussion. The event is being co-sponsored by the Daemen Office of Academic Affairs, Division of Arts and Sciences, Office of Global Programs Office, the History and Political Science Department, and the Polish Studies Program, as well as the permanent chair of Polish culture at Canisius and Ukraine Crisis Response Buffalo. 

Visiting scholar Pudłocki will also give presentations on “Family and Nation, or Equality of Rights? Women in Galician Society 1867-1914” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (reception at 6 p.m.) April 24 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge; and “I Judge the Poles By Their Enemies: Gilbert Keith Chesterton and Poland 1918-45” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 25 in Rosary Hall.

All events are free and open to the public. Additional information is available by contacting Wise at

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