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CIC Edmonton: Digesting Trump: Good Food and Drink to Help the Acquittal Go Down
March 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Despite Trump’s formal impeachment, and the validity of his acquittal being questioned by politicians in both camps, its implications in the US and around the world are very real.
The standards for conduct in foreign relations have been redefined, but to what extent? Ukraine has received their aid while engaged in war with Russia, but can they rely on this support moving forward? Has the US hurt their credibility on the global stage and what does their reputation look like now?
The complexity of this new reality and its far-reaching impacts are nearly impossible to understand without nuanced insights. We’re bringing together three experts to help unpack the implications and bring some clarity to the issues intrinsically tied to Trump, impeached and acquitted.
Greg Anderson is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. He earned a B.A. in history from Brigham Young University, an M.A., also in history, from the University of Alberta, and earned a PhD from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (Johns Hopkins/SAIS) in Washington, D.C.
His research and teaching interests are situated within the discipline of international political economy, particularly the political economy of North American integration. He has authored numerous pieces focused on Canada-U.S. relations, the politics of international trade and investment policy, U.S. foreign economic policy, and the impact of the global economy on forms of governance. Recent writings included a focus on the contemporary debate over foreign direct investment rules and the experience with investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) within the NAFTA area, and he has recently started work on the impact asymmetrical power relations have had on the evolution of North America’s political economy.
Oleksandr Pankieiev completed his M.A. in History and Archival Science at Zaporizhia National University (Ukraine), and his Ph.D. in History at the Hrushevsky Institute of Ukrainian Archaeography and Source Studies under the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Dr. Pankieiev is currently employed as Research Communications Coordinator at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and with the Arts Collaboration Enterprise, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta. He also serves as president of the Alberta Society for the Advancement of Ukrainian Studies and sits on the board of directors of the Alberta Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. In 2018 the Government of Alberta appointed him to the Advisory Council on Alberta-Ukraine Relations.
Dr. Pankieiev’s research interests include the history of southern Ukraine, the history and theory of bureaucracy in Ukraine, digital humanities, and digital media. He is the author of three historical sourcebooks and numerous scholarly articles.
Read his recent opinion piece in The Edmonton Journal here: https://edmontonjournal.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-impeachment-inquiry-refocuses-attention-on-ukraine
David Marples is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair, Department of History & Classics, University of Alberta. He holds a PhD in Economic and Social History from the University of Sheffield (1985). At the University of Alberta, where he’s been employed since 1991, he received numerous awards including the University Cup, the university’s highest honour, in 2008, as well as several major awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), most recently for the topic “History, Memory, and World War II in Belarus.”
Dr. Marples has served as a consultant on Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia to a wide array of government and nongovernment organizations, including the Department of National Defence, Canada, the Canadian Embassy in Poland, the US and UK Embassies in Minsk, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada, as well as Voice of America and RFE/RL. He’s an Associate Editor of Nationalities Papers and Canadian Slavonic Papers and serves on the editorial boards of several other, mainly European-based, journals.
He’s also the author of sixteen single-authored books and four edited books on topics ranging from 20th Century Russia, Stalinism, contemporary Belarus, contemporary Ukraine, and nuclear power and the Chernobyl disaster. He’s also written more than 200 scholarly articles in refereed journals and has been a frequent commentator for CBC, CHED, CTV, BBC World, The Politicon (Baku), Visegrad Insight (Warsaw), and others. His chief areas of interest are Belarus and Ukraine, and he is the former Director of the Stasiuk Program on Contemporary Ukraine at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta (2004-14).
The evening will unfold in their private dining room in back with a designated bar and small stage where our panelists will deliver their educated insights and opinions on a world engaged with a post-impeachment Trump. Each table will feature one of our speakers and guests to enjoy some lively and intimate conversation over dinner. While requests to join a particular speaker will be accepted, these preferences cannot be guaranteed.
Guests are asked to arrive by 6 pm, dinner will begin at 630 pm and the panel discussion, open to the public without charge, will get underway at 730 pm.
Dinner options will include a vegetarian selection accompanied by thoughtfully selected wines and beers. Please contact the CIC directly with any further dietary concerns, firstname.lastname@example.org.