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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00 am

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will host a panel discussion and forum titled "Crisis in Ukraine" from 7 to 9 p.m. today in 136 Doudna Hall.

Sponsored by UW-P's Department of Social Sciences, Social and Environmental Justice Program and Students for Peace and Justice, the forum's purpose is to inform students and members of the Platteville community about the developments taking place in a part of the world many people know little about.

The panel includes four UW-P faculty members. David Rowley, professor of history and advisor to Students for Peace and Justice, will present "The Nation of Ukraine in Historical Perspective;" Dan Leitch, assistant professor in the School of Education, will present "Crisis in Kiev: A Report from the Streets;" David Krugler, professor of history, will present "Ukraine in U.S. Foreign Policy;" and Travis Nelson, associate professor of political science, will present "What Can/Should/Will the U.S. Do About Ukraine?"

A question-and-answer period will follow the discussion. The event is free and open to the public.

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