Talk about Ukraine-Russia conflict at Friday’s Public Affairs Discussion Group

The campus community is invited to attend the next Public Affairs Discussion Group for a conversation about the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Andrew Barnes, chair of the Department of Political Science at Kent State University, and Kelly McMann, director of the international studies program and associate professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University, will discuss the complexities and historical perspective of the ongoing conflict.

The discussion will take place Friday, Sept. 12, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Dampeer Room of the Kelvin Smith Library.

Since 1989, faculty, emeriti, students and staff have gathered on Fridays for a brown-bag lunch and to discuss topics in public affairs.

For updates and more information about the Friday lunch schedule, visit