Colonel Patrick M. Pascall is an experienced military strategist with the United States military. He has planned and directed strategic, operational, and tactical military operations worldwide during combat and disaster response operations. Col. Pascall will assess the current military situation in Ukraine, give an update on Russian and Ukrainian military objectives, and explain strategic goals and tactics used in the war.
Associate Professor Emerita Carol Leff specializes in Eastern European politics and has taught at the University of Illinois for three decades. In this teach-in, she will describe the impact of Russia's War on Ukraine and NATO, NATO's current response to the war, and how additional countries joining NATO will affect the European theater.