OLD LYME — On Tuesday, April 12, from 6 to 7 p.m., the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) hosts Professor Marci Shore from the Department of History at Yale University. She will speak on the highly topical subject of “The War in Ukraine.”
This will be a hybrid presentation offering both in-person and Zoom options.
Since this will be SECWAC’s return to in-person events, attendees will be required to wear a mask during the meeting, unless you are speaking. Also, chairs will be spread out to provide some level of social distancing.
Light hors d’oeuvres will be served in the half hour before the presentation starts.
Professor Shore recently published an article in the Wall Street Journal (February 26/27, Review) entitled “Why Ukrainians Are Prepared to Fight”, in which she described the historical context for the war, pointing out that eight years ago the country rose up against the corruption and brutality of Russian domination, and forged a new kind of civic bond and commitment.
Shore is associate professor of history at Yale University. She is the translator of Michał Głowiński’s The Black Seasons and the author of Caviar and Ashes: A Warsaw Generation’s Life and Death in Marxism, 1918-1968, The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe, and The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution.
In 2018 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her current project about phenomenology in East-Central Europe tentatively titled Eyeglasses Floating in the Sky: Central European Encounters that Took Place while Searching for Truth.
Registration is free to members or $20 for non-members. Register at this link.
For more information on SECWAC, visit their website.