THIS MONTH'S HEADLINES:
- DR. LENA SURZHKO-HARNED COMMENTS ABOUT UKRAINE
- COLLEGE REPUBLICANS AND COLLEGE DEMOCRATS DEBATE ON WEDNESDAY
- STUDENT GROUP NEWS
- FACEBOOK PAGE
1. DR. LENA SURZHKO-HARNED COMMENTS ABOUT UKRAINE
All of us in political science are concerned for the people and democratic future of Ukraine.
Dr. Lena Surzhko-Harned, an assistant teaching professor who is originally from Ukraine and teaches courses about politics in Russia and Ukraine and the rest of Europe, has had many requests for commentary about recent events in Ukraine.
Last week, she spoke with Australian Broadcasting Corporation's NewsRadio about the German cancellation of a natural gas pipeline with Russia. The audio is available on the ABC NewsRadio website.
She has also spoken with Erie News Now about the situation in Ukraine. Find more info on ErieNewsNow.com.
This month, Dr. Surzhko-Harned spoke to the Mercyhurst University National Security Club and hosted two Behrend Public Policy Fund online forums about Ukraine and NATO's role. Those forums, which included international academic experts, can be viewed on our Public Policy Fund at Penn State Behrend webpage.
On March 7, she will be speaking about "Ukraine and Russia: Troubling Signs, Frustrations, and History of a Conflict" at the Jefferson Educational Society in Erie. Her presentation will be free for students. Details can be found by visiting Jefferson Educational Society.
2. COLLEGE REPUBLICANS AND COLLEGE DEMOCRATS DEBATE ON WEDNESDAY
The two student political party groups will be debating the topics of:
- Big Tech Censorship
- Gun Control
- Withdrawal from Afghanistan
The event will take place on March 2 at 7:00 p.m. in McGarvey Commons. All are welcome to attend. It will also be possible to watch the event through Zoom. If you are interested, please register in advance.
Contact College Democrats Vice President Claire Perritano at [email protected] for more information.
3. STUDENT GROUP NEWS
Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Conor Lamb will be joining the College Democrats online meeting on Thursday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m. To get involved with the group and find out the Zoom link for meetings, contact President Mallory Flesik at [email protected].
College Republicans meets weekly on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in 102 Burke. They plan to volunteer for local political campaigns in upcoming weeks. To get involved, contact President Garrett Watson at [email protected].
The Behrend Political Society meets every other week this semester on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. This week's meeting will take place on Zoom. To get involved and find out the Zoom link for meetings, contact President Madison Kwiecinski at [email protected].
Behrend Model United Nations participated earlier this month in a Model NATO conference online. Dylan Free was awarded a Distinguished Delegate Award. To get involved, contact faculty advisor Dr. Lena Surzhko-Harned at [email protected].
4. FACEBOOK PAGE
All students and alumni are invited to like the Penn State Behrend Political Science Facebook page and get updated news and find out about events.