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Russian War on Ukraine: Resources and Information

This research guide serves as a living document for information on the current war between Russia and the Ukraine. Here, you will also find resources and support for those in the Dominican community being personally affected by the ongoing conflict.

CTLE: Russia - Ukraine Conflict: Myths, Facts, and the Future

Join Professors Elvira Kizilova (Marketing & International Business) and Patrick Homan (Political Science/International Relations) to talk about the unfolding situation in Ukraine. They will discuss some of the causes/background of Russian-Ukrainian tensions and try to separate fact from myth, as well as outline what will happen to Ukrainians if Russia should invade in the coming days/weeks. 

Elvira Kizilova, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and International Business at Brennan School of Business. She received her Ph.D. degree at West Virginia University. In addition, Elvira holds M.P.A degrees from the University of Arkansas and Odessa Regional Institute of Public Administration Under the President of Ukraine. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, Elvira worked for the Ministry of Health Resorts and Tourism of Crimea, Ukraine.  

She also was a local expert of technical assistance programs, such as USAID LINK, USAID BIZPRO, and European Union Project "Crimean Tourism Diversification and Support" and received an award from USAID|BIZPRO Program for the active participation in BIZPRO projects and initiatives, significant contribution to development of travel industry of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and promotion of national tourism product of Ukraine to the local and international markets. 

Elvira witnessed the Russian occupation of Crimea in 2014 and helped international media, such as NPR, BBC, BFM-TV, etc., to cover these events. She had to leave Crimea for her active proUkrainian position but continues to actively support the Crimean pro-Ukrainian community.