The need to consider grassroots nuances in Ukraine in order to understand the Russia-Ukraine war, and possible strategies for peace going forward.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022, much attention has been devoted to the origins of the seemingly unexpected war and the positions taken by Russia and the West. This talk instead focuses on the grassroots in Ukraine to explore the underpinnings of the conflict.
Dr. Marnie Howlett is a Departmental Lecturer in Russian and East European Politics at the University of Oxford, where she teaches in both the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) and Oxford’s School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA). She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), as well as a BA in International Studies and MA in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Howlett’s research centres on the intersection of cartography, nationalism, and geopolitics within the former Soviet Union, particularly Ukraine.