EMU students gain fresh perspective on Ukraine through Keim Lecture Series


by Ryan Cornell for Eastern Mennonite University and available here

Dr. Kristina Hook, assistant professor of conflict management at Kennesaw State University, presents on “Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine: Atrocity Crimes, Accountability, and Pursuing a Just Peace” for the Keim Lecture Series on Thursday. (Photos: EMU/Macson McGuigan)

EMU junior Jason Dwyer is interested in a career in public policy. The Fairfax, Virginia, native is double-majoring in political science and history and envisions a job someday at the U.S. Department of State.

So, when Dr. Kristina Hook, a former State Department policy adviser for mass atrocity prevention, visited EMU last week to present on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Dwyer jumped at the chance to see her speak.

“It was fascinating and interesting to see someone in the field talk about what they’re passionate about,” Dwyer said. “It was cool, especially to hear not necessarily what you get on the news.”

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