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Northwestern Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Global Perspectives from the U7+ Alliance of World Universities

On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, the U7+ Alliance of World Universities hosted a panel of global experts for a discussion of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine. World-renowned scholars from U7+ universities discussed how actors from across sectors around the world can best support Ukraine, and help promote peace. Discussion topics included Ukrainian history and identity, Ukrainian-Russian relations, international law, global cybersecurity threats, emergency disaster response, and diplomatic strategies. We also discussed what universities can do as global actors, and in particular the meaning of the U7+ commitment to supporting Ukrainian scholars and universities, and to ensuring the safety and well-being of Ukrainian and Russian students, faculty, and staff on our campuses.

 U7+ Statement on the War in Ukraine