Cynthia Buckley is an Illinois sociology professor and demographer, and a co-leader of a U.S. Department of Defense-funded project looking for keys to stability and security in Ukraine and two other former Soviet republics, Estonia and Georgia. Professor Buckley will discuss the war in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, and its effects on Ukraine’s stability and security.
Prior to her arrival at Illinois, Professor Buckley was a faculty member of both the Department of Sociology and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and served as a Program Director at the Social Science Research Council (2010-2012). Professor Buckley received a BA in Economics and an M.A. in Russian Studies before completing her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan.
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