Join the UNT Military History Center for the 39th Annual Hurley Seminar to hear two stimulating perspectives on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Putin's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 was based on his own particular reading of Russian history, his insistence that Ukraine is an inalienable part of Russia, and a Trojan Horse for Western meddling in Russia's sphere. Professor David R. Stone, author of A Military History of Russia and The Soviet Union at War, will analyze the sweep of Russian and Soviet history and Putin's characterization of Ukraine as a "lost province" fumbled away by Lenin and others, and a strategic vulnerability. General Peter B. Zwack, USA, ret., served as defense attaché to Moscow from 2012-14, where he traveled extensively in the Russian Federation, interacted with the Kremlin leadership, and saw first-hand the working of "Putin's brain." Please join us for a lively and timely Hurley Military History Seminar. We will explore the background influences on Russian policy and strategy as well as the dark culture of war, paranoia, religious nationalism, and sacrifice propagated by Putin today.
Registration is online only at the below link. Registration is $60 which includes a wonderful continental breakfast as well as a delicious banquet luncheon. Registration is discounted for high school and college students. If you have any food allergies, please note them while registering. Continuing Education Credit: CEU certificates for 4 credits will be available for those who attend. You must mark on your registration form that you wish to receive a certificate. Certificates will be handed out after all lectures have concluded, and you must pick up your certificate in person. Parking and Directions: for directions, enter this address on your GPS or Google Maps: 1155 Union Cir, Denton, TX 76203. When registering, please indicate if you need a parking pass--these will be emailed to the address provided. For parking, put UNT Lot 37 into your GPS (519 Ave A, Denton, TX 76201). Please contact Megan Bryan, the UNT History Department event coordinator, at 940-565-2288 with any questions!
Saturday, 29 October 2022 // 8:30 - 1:30 // UNT Student Union - Jade Ballroom 333