Dr. Ralph Clem, "Mutual Misunderstanding: Geopolitics and the Russia-Ukraine Conflict," Webinar

  • 08 Feb 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Via Zoom video, online alternative only
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This registration is for a Webinar via Zoom (in which participants can ask questions only via the chat function.) From 5:30-6 pm Central logon and social time, with presentation at 6 pm followed by question time and discussion. 

Sadly, the pandemic prevents us from returning to our popular receptions in February, but we are hopeful of doing so this Spring.

Dr. Ralph Clem, is Emeritus Professor and Senior Fellow at the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University. He holds the MA and PhD from Columbia University, in geography with a concentration in Soviet studies.

His most recent grant received (over $1 million, shared with two colleagues, in 2018) is for “The Central Eurasian State Capacity Initiative: Assessing Threats to Geopolitical Stability and Conflict Along Russia’s Periphery,” from the DOD. 

A geographer, he is the co-editor of seven books, including, most recently, Political Geographies of the Post-Soviet Union, edited with John O’Loughlin, Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis, 2019. 

His published chapters and articles are numerous, with extensive coverage of Eastern Europe. He also frequently publishes blog posts, recently concentrated on Russia, Ukraine and international security issues. 

He is also a retired Air Force Reserve Major General with many decorations, including the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, and Legion of Merit.

Dr. Clem has testified on over 75 occasions as an expert witness in United States Immigration Courts in matters involving asylum-seekers from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

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