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Ukraine Then and Now: Historical Context and Current Events
It seems the war in Ukraine will shape the 21st century in many ways. Suddenly, the history of eastern Europe has taken on a new importance for an understanding of what is going on. That is a major thesis of Yale's distinguished historian, Timothy Snyder, in his class "The Making of Modern Ukraine," available to the public at
. We use his lectures to introduce each of our sessions in this two-semester class. In tandem with Professor Snyder's insights, we use a range of supplementary materials to foster an understanding of the region and its place in global affairs. Events as they unfold will provide a continuing source of class discussion.