As the world spins madly on, what remains at the center of the world’s attention is the Russia-Ukraine war. While the war has carried on for over two years now, the implications of the conflict carries significant weight across the globe. For Americans, awareness has been heightened as the U.S. government weighs its commitment to Ukraine while balancing other fiscal and political responsibilities. Further, Tucker Carlson’s visit to Russia and interview of President Vladimir Putin generated considerable buzz, particularly during an election year that could drastically shape diplomatic relations between the U.S., Russia, and Ukriane.

As a result, Matthew Rojansky’s visit to Jacksonville could not have come at a more opportune time. Mr. Rojansky unpacked the complicated history between Russia and Ukraine and highlighted how it allowed the current conflict to arise. Further, he offered his thoughts on the crossroads Ukraine is currently at and how the U.S. can both support Ukraine and stymie Russia’s broader agenda.

Please click HERE to read World Affairs Council member Paul Herman’s detailed recap of the March 4, 2024 Global Issues Evening presentation, which was co-hosted with UNF’s Distinguished Voices Lecture series and took place at the Herbert University Center.

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