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Eastern Europe Today: “There is an infinite amount of hope in the universe… Just not for us.”

Monday August 29 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for another lecture in our ongoing series on the Russia/Ukraine conflict with the United Nations Association of Connecticut.

Eastern Europe Today: “There is an infinite amount of hope in the universe… Just not for us.”

The region of Central and Eastern Europe has been dominated by instability and violence since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. But its complicated legacy of cultural, ethnic, and political conflict is not new. In this presentation, the history of a region long riven by sectarian and tribal animosities will be explored. Participants will gain a perspective on the area’s past and its powerful hold on the present. The program powerfully demonstrates the difficulty of effecting true change or reconciliation between cultures whose antagonistic relations were held in check in large part by the threat of violence from major powers.

About our presenter:  Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History, Political Science, and Geography at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is a well-known speaker and instructor throughout Connecticut and the region with long experience in Central Europe, having been involved in education, strategic planning, and international research cooperation programs there. He has also worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, and has led naturalist and educational programs in both the United States and Europe. His program interests cover a number of areas including Native American history, the US Civil War, Scientific, Social and cultural history, World Wars I and II, and the American West.

Co-Sponsored by the Avon Library & the United Nations Association of Connecticut.
Please register. Zoom links will be sent out before the event.


Monday August 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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AFPL Adult Programs
860-673-9712 ext 4
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