This hybrid event will take place in room 306 Coble Hall and available virtually. Lunch provided for in-person attendees with registration.
Dr Elena Kopteva was born in Ukraine and spent part of her childhood in Siberia, Russia before returning to study in Ukraine for university. When war broke out, she with her family had to leave Ukraine, going first to Poland and then the Czech Republic before arriving in the United States.
Dr. Kopteva will discuss the profound- and in many ways devastating- impact of the war on her family both immediate and extended.
This talk is part of the Illinois Global Institute Speaker Series "The Global Impacts of the War in Ukraine. Co-sponsored by: Department of Physics; Center for Africa Studies; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Center for Global Studies; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; European Union Center; The Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies; Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security; and the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center.