Russia's invasion of Ukraine has captured the world's attention. But what are the real interests of those involved in the crisis: the Russians, the West, and the Ukrainians themselves? Daniel Webster Professor of Government and Faculty Director of the Dartmouth Initiative for Global Security at the Dickey Center for International Understanding William Wohlforth discusses the history of this situation and what is happening now to help us understand why conflict in this region is having global implications.

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William Wohlforth is the Daniel Webster Professor of Government and has been a member of the Government Department’s faculty since 2000. Professor Wohlforth teaches and conducts research on international relations, with an emphasis on international security, strategy, and Russian foreign policy. Before coming to Dartmouth, he taught at Princeton and Georgetown. Professor Wohlforth graduated with a degree in international relations from Beloit College, worked as a legislative aid in the U.S. House of Representatives and conducted graduate work at Yale University, earning an MA in international relations and PhD in Political Science. Beyond Dartmouth, he has held fellowships at the Institute of Strategic Studies at Yale, the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford, and the Hoover Institution. He is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and has served as a consultant for the National Intelligence Council and the National Bureau of Asian Research.

Sponsored by Alumni Relations and The Dartmouth Initiative for International Security at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.