The war in Ukraine, subject of the October 4 lecture at the Oregon State Science Pub

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Recent developments and future trajectories of the war in Ukraine will be the subject of Oregon State University’s Science Pub event at 6 p.m. on October 4.

The free event, which can be attended in person at the Old World Deli in Corvallis or viewed online, will include a presentation by Sarah Henderson, associate professor of political science at the Oregon State School of Public Policy at Liberal Arts College.

Ukraine continues to defend itself more than seven months after the Russian invasion. Initially, many expected that the government of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy could not resist the Russian military for a week, Henderson notes.

On the other hand, in the weeks that followed, many political pundits also believed that Western sanctions would be enough to cripple the Russian economy, undermine support for Vladimir Putin and contribute to potential regime change in Russia, he said. she declared.

“Neither happened,” she said. “And while Ukraine has better ‘fought and thought’ its military campaign, Russia still wields powerful weapons with its control of energy supplies and possession of nuclear weapons.”

During his lecture at the Science Pub, Henderson plans to discuss some unexpected outcomes of the war for Ukraine, Russia, and the West, as well as potential future trajectories of this regional war with global implications.

Registration is required to attend the Science Pub in person or to view it online.

Science Pub sponsors include the Museum of Science and Industry of Oregon, Old World Deli, and Oregon State University.

Jessica C. Bell