On February 24, the College of Staten Island History Department, International Studies, Department of Political Science and Global Affairs, Department of the Library, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Center for Global Engagement sponsored a pop-up lecture called Russia and Ukraine: What’s Going On?  The lecture was on the tensions created through Russia’s amassing of forces on the Ukrainian border.

Dr. Anat Niv-Solomon, Associate Professor, CSI Department of Political Science and Global Affairs and Dr. Susan Smith-Peter, Professor, CSI History Department, discussed the historical background of these two nations, the evolving security situation, the impact on the region, and the roles of NATO and the nations attending the 2022 Munich Security Conference.