This photo shows the Tennessee State Capitol illuminated in Ukraine’s colors signifying the Volunteer State’s support for the nation. (Photo courtesy Tennessee Secretary of State)

March 9 forum to address crisis in Ukraine

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine will be discussed during the first Global Affairs Forum set for 5 p.m., Wed., March 9, in the North Reading Room of the University of Tennessee at Martin’s Martin Paul Meek Library. The new forum series features expert analysis about current events and issues. The series, co-sponsored by the university’s College of Business and Global Affairs and the Paul Meek Library, is free and open to the public.

The panel discussion will present different views from UT Martin experts about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and will seek to offer a complete picture about the current situation. Scheduled to appear are Drs. Philip Acree Cavalier, university provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs; Chara Van Horn, associate professor of communications; Alice-Catherine Carls, Tom Elam Distinguished Professor of History; Carrie Humphreys, assistant professor of political science; and Adnan Rasool, assistant professor of political science. Josh Thompson, a senior political science major from Union City, will moderate the panel.

Forum parking will be available in the Paul Meek Library parking lot on Wayne Fisher Drive off Mt. Pelia Road. Parking permits are available at by selecting the “Online Visitor Parking Permit” link. For more information, contact Dr. Adnan Rasool at or Dr. Carrie Humphreys at


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