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Pritzker Military Presents: Assessing the Ukrainian War

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library, in partnership with the Wende Museum, invite you to join us for a special evening sponsored by DePaul University on April 13 at 6pm, for a conversation with Lieutenant Colonel (ret.) Alexander Vindman, Ambassador (ret.) Dr. Ian Kelly, and Dr. Richard Farkas concerning the war in Ukraine. Dr. Matthew S. Muehlbauer, Chief Military Historian, will moderate and discuss recent developments, as well as their regional and global ramifications.

Alexander S. Vindman, Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (Retired), is a doctoral student and a Foreign Policy Institute Fellow at Johns Hopkins, School of Advanced International Studies, a Pritzker Military Fellow at the Lawfare Institute, a non-resident fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House, and the author of the memoir, Here, Right Matters.

Amb. Ian Kelly is Ambassador (ret.) in Residence at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is a retired senior foreign service officer who last served as the United States Ambassador to Georgia, from 2015 to 2018. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from 2010 to 2013. Prior to his ambassadorships, Kelly held a variety of high-level roles at the U.S. State Department, including serving as the Department spokesman under Secretary Hillary Clinton and as Director of the Office of Russian Affairs. Before joining the State Department, he earned a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Columbia University.

Professor Richard Farkas has been teaching at DePaul for over forty years. He holds an honorary degree from Corvinus University and has lectured in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Hungary, and Croatia. His research compares strategies for political and economic development in post-Communist and post-conflict countries, and he received Fulbright awards to work on State Department projects in Ukraine in 2015 and 2021. Professor Farkas has consulted for some of the largest corporations in the U.S. and has appeared frequently on U.S. and international media.

Dr. Matthew S. Muehlbauer joined the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in January 2022 as Chief Military Historian. Previously Dr. Muehlbauer served on the faculty of a number of civilian and military schools, including the United States Military Academy. Dr. Muehlbauer has several publications, including Ways of War: American Military History from the Colonial Era to the Twenty-First Century (co-authored with Dr. David J. Ulbrich), and has presented his academic work at a number of conferences and venues

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