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Salon duc Tape: Peacebuilding in Russia and Ukraine
December 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salon duc Tape – Peacebuilding in Russia and Ukraine – December 9th
What gives hope for a peaceful resolution of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine?
At the salon on Friday, December 9th, Bill Timpson will present both a current and historical perspective on the conflict in Ukraine. Bill writes, “We can always do more to recognize those ideas and skills that promote peace, understanding and cooperation. In 2014 Russia annexed Crimea and the world held its breath when that conflict threatened to escalate. In its aftermath, we can now study the role of politicians, community, and church leaders, within these countries and beyond, and how they responded to this confrontation between Ukrainian armed forces and the separatists backed by Russia. With the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022 we see a clear extension of that earlier conflict, now wildly escalated. Whatever the conflict, but especially when there are nuclear weapons at the ready, we can look beyond the most alarming events for sources of hope, for those factors that have fostered understanding and communication in the past, engendering a spirit of cooperation and healing, reconciliation, and conflict resolution.”
William (Bill) Timpson is Emeritus Professor, School of Education, Colorado State University. His Bachelor’s degree is in American History from Harvard University; his Ph.D. is in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As Kellogg Fellow and Fulbright Scholar/Specialist, he focused on sustainable peacebuilding in areas of conflict, nationally and internationally.
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Northern Colorado Alliance for a Livable Future, usually meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. via Zoom. This will be last salon of 2022. You will need to register in advance for this salon here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information – including a new link – about joining the salon.