“Voices of Ukraine: Reflections on War” Panel Discussion, March 28

“Voices of Ukraine: Reflections on War” Panel Discussion, March 28

Flag of Ukraine on ruins of a school in Kharkiv, Ukraine

The flag of Ukraine sits atop the ruins of a school in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

On Monday, March 28 at 2 p.m., Charles F. Dolan School of Business faculty members will co-host a Zoom webinar on the conflict in Ukraine. This panel discussion is free and open to the public.

Please join us for the second Fairfield University faculty-led Zoom webinar panel discussion about the war in Ukraine, featuring the views of Ukrainians and Ukraine subject experts. Co-moderated by the Dolan School’s professor of economics Kathryn Nantz, PhD, and David Schmidt, PhD, director of the Patrick J. Waide Center for Applied Ethics and an associate professor of business ethics, panelists will share insights and invite comments and questions from the Zoom audience.

About the Panelists
Yana Chapailo, is a Fulbright scholar from Slavuta, Ukraine, currently pursuing graduate studies in international education policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. Chapailo formerly served as American Councils program manager in Ukraine, from 2015-21.

Nataliia Goshylyk, associate professor of English at Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University in Ukraine, is currently a Fulbright visiting professor in the Berkeley Language Center at University of California, Berkeley. Professor Goshylyk’s research interests include cognitive linguistics, ecolinguistics, discourse analysis, intercultural communication, methods of foreign language teaching, media literacy, and academic integrity. 

Conrad Turner, minister-counselor of the Foreign Service of the United States of America, retired, is a specialist in public diplomacy and communications. He has worked for the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Information Agency, including as public diplomat, section head, and senior foreign service officer in U.S. embassies in India (Bhutan), Ukraine, Iraq, Serbia, Croatia, and Kyrgyzstan, with additional positions in Russia and Belarus.

About the Co-Moderators
Kathryn Nantz, PhD, professor of economics in the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, is a specialist in labor economics and education. She has been involved in a variety of grant-funded projects, nationally and internationally, that have involved academic integrity and the scholarship of teaching and learning, including on projects related to academic integrity as a driver of development in Ukraine and Albania, and on the effectiveness of international aid programs in newly independent states.

David Schmidt, PhD, is the director of the Patrick J. Waide Center for Applied Ethics at Fairfield University and an associate professor of business ethics in the Management Department of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business.

Drs. Nantz and Schmidt served as consultants and training facilitators to the Ukraine Academic Integrity Project, “The Strengthening of Academic Integrity in Ukrainian Higher Education Program (SAIUP)” implemented by American Councils for International Education, which promotes reform through a public diplomacy partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. Skill-building is combined with building public support and strengthening the operational framework to create enduring change. Drs. Nantz and Schmidt traveled to Ukraine for multiple consultations from 2016-2019.

Register to attend the virtual panel discussion on Monday, March 28 at 2 p.m. at events.fairfield.edu

Please Join Us in an Act of Consecration for Ukraine and Russia

Additional Details:

Today is the Feast of the Annunciation, which commemorates the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive a son by the power of the Holy Spirit to be called Jesus. On this principal Marian feast day of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has asked the bishops of the world to join with him to consecrate Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Rev. Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J.,’04 prayed this Act of Consecration at today's 12:30 p.m. Mass at Fairfield University’s Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius of Loyola, and we invite the greater Fairfield community to join us in this prayer for peace.

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