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What to look for on Smart Talk Tuesday, March 4, 2014:
Crisis in Ukraine
Whether to get closer to European nations or Russia. That choice for Ukraine -- even though it may sound simple -- is behind a tension-filled crisis that has Russia seizing control of the Crimea Peninsula in Ukraine and threatening military action.
Ties to Europe or Russia could result in a very different future for Ukraine economically, in foreign policy, and amongst the Ukrainian people.
There is much at stake for Ukraine and ultimately the rest of the world that is watching an aggressive Russia.
Tuesday's Smart Talk features two local academics to discuss the history and significance of Russia's incursion into Ukraine.
Appearing on the program are Dr. Karl Qualls, an associate professor of history at Dickinson College, who specializes in Russian history and Dr. R. Craig Nation, who is a visiting professor of political science and security studies at Dickinson College and a professor of strategy and director of the Russian and Eurasian Studies at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle.
Dr. Karl Qualls & Dr. R. Craig Nation
Dickinson College will host a panel discussion on the issues in Ukraine this Thursday (March 6) at 7pm in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, 360 W. Louther St., Carlisle. Panelists include: Karl Qualls, Dickinson College; R. Craig Nation, Dickinson College; and Marybeth Ulrich, U.S. Army War College. Russell Bova, Dickinson College, will moderate the discussion.
Susquehanna Art Museum Update
Rendering of new Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg
Also, the Susquehanna Art Museum is less than a year away from a new permanent home. When completed at Third and Calder Streets in Harrisburg, the museum will feature exhibits and be the headquarters for the museum missions such as providing art education in Central Pennsylvania.
We'll get an update on the project and discuss the arts with Dr. Laurene Buckley, Executive Director of the Susquehanna Art Museum, Andrew Giorgione, chair of the museum's building committee, and Nancy Mendes, chair of the museum's exhibitions/education committee.
Dr. Laurene Buckley, Andrew Giorgione, Nancy Mendes
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