The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has swiftly become the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War 2. Thousands of civilians have been killed, and more than a million refugees displaced. What can we learn from the history of armed conflict in Europe to determine how we might respond to this new crisis? 

In this special Platform, Ethical Society of St. Louis Leader James Croft will be joined by Prof. Krister Knapp of Washington University, a specialist in the history of crisis and conflict, for a discussion of the invasion of Ukraine and what it means for the US and for the world. Join us to learn:     

  • What’s happening in Ukraine right now.    
  • The history of the war.    
  • The causes of this war.    
  • The role of the US in responding to the war.    
  • Historical parallels we might draw between the current crisis and others, such as World War 2. 

Please note, the virtual option of this hybrid Platform will be held on Alter.
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Louise Jett will be on Altar at 10:30 a.m. Feel free to join early and explore the online meeting hub. Check out this detailed guide and email Louise at with any questions.