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Pima Community College to hold virtual teach-in about Russia’s war on Ukraine, March 24

Public can Zoom in, get answers to questions

Tucson, AZ -- Pima Community College faculty will conduct a virtual teach-in and a moderated question-and-answer session for Pima students and the community regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  • When: March 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • How: The webinar will be conducted over Zoom.

Erich Saphir, Political Science faculty member and head of Pima’s Political Science and Economic departments, will start the teach-in with a brief summary of the current state of the war, what led up to it, and the international response.

Other topics and presenters: (All are tentative given the war’s rapidly changing dynamics.)

  • Putin and Russia in historical context: Peter Becskehazy, Political Science faculty
  • Philosophical perspectives: Darian Qureshi and Sarah Jansen, Philosophy faculty
  • Economic implications: Gene Gotwalt, Economics faculty
  • Media representations of the war: Francisca James Hernandez, Anthropology and Ethnic, Gender, and Transborder Studies faculty
  • Impact on Ukrainian children: Ginny Harmelink, Early Childhood Education faculty

To learn more about the forums, call 520-206-7330 or email


Libby Howell, APR, Executive Director
Media, Government and Community Relations

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