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Richard Lugar Visits IU to Discuss Why “Ukraine Matters”

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Richard Lugar, a professor of practice in the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies and former United States Senator for Indiana, will give a talk tomorrow titled “Ukraine Matters – A Vital Opportunity for Constructive United States-European Action.” During his 36 years in the Senate Lugar concentrated on foreign policy, and Maria Bucur-Deckard, associate dean for the school of global and international studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, says he is the ideal person to give tomorrow’s speech, the final installment of the Global Perspectives Speaker Series this semester.

Bucur-Deckard explained that there are layers of complications within the rising conflict in Ukraine. She says that within the regional conflict there are human rights issues for both Russian and Ukrainian nationals, but added to that is the global conflict of how the United States and other countries react to the injustices.

Bucur-Deckard says that the educational focus of the School of Global and International studies provides a level of cultural understanding that is needed in this type of complicated foreign policy.

“Ukraine Matters – A Vital Opportunity for Constructive United States-European Action” is tomorrow at 4 pm in the Whittenberger Auditorium, in the Indiana University Memorial Union.

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