The Baron Forness Library's Brown Bag Speaker's Series kicks off September 24, 2008, at noon in Room 715. Dr. Ihor Bemko, associate Professor in the History & Anthropology Department, presents "A Black Sea of Troubles: Ukrainian vs. Russian territorial claims in the Crimean Peninsula." Recent events in Georgia and the Russian response to those events have many worried about Russian intentions in the Crimean peninsula, long a point of contention in the history of Europe. Political events in Ukraine in recent weeks spark concern that the Crimea may be the next flash point in that area of the world.
Dr. Bemko will address this topic as well as answer questions after his presentation. Light refreshments are available, and you are encouraged to bring your own lunch. All lectures are held on top of the Baron Forness Library in Room 715.