MARCH 16, 2024, SATURDAY (12-2:30PM EDT)
[Virtual room opens at 11:30am EDT]

Nicolas J. S. Davies, Brian D’Agostino, & Ken Fuchsman

Attendance is FREE, but RSVP is required (see the form below)

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This webinar examines conflicting narratives about the Ukraine war, what caused it, why it continues, and how it can be brought to an end.

In one common view, for example, the 24 February 2022 invasion was unprovoked, and the Russian imperialism that motivated it poses an ominous security threat to European and world security. In a contrasting view, the invasion was an act of aggression under international law, but was primarily a response to threats to Russia’s own security posed by NATO expansion, and most likely would not have occurred had the US and NATO made peace with Russia in the years following the end of the Cold War.

This webinar evaluates such theories in light of the available evidence and assesses alternative scenarios for ending the fighting and rebuilding security in the post-war world. Ample time will be provided for discussion by seminar registrants.

READINGS: Seminar participants are encouraged to read three texts in advance of the event, to help ensure an informed discussion:

“Ukraine, Ideology, and Military Spending,” an article by panelist Brian D’Agostino forthcoming in Peace Studies Journal, available here.

War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict, a concise monograph by Medea Benjamin and panelist Nicolas J. S. Davies, available on Amazon.

“Ukraine and Russia: 1991 to 2022,” a paper by panelist Kenneth Fuchsman available here.


Nicolas J. S. Davies is an independent journalist, a researcher for CODEPINK and the author of Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq. He is the co-author with Medea Benjamin of War in Ukraine: Making Sense of a Senseless Conflict, published by OR Books in November 2022. Just weeks before the announcement of the “special operation” in Ukraine, Benjamin and Davies wrote an article (in The Progressive, 2022) “The United States Is Reaping What It Sowed in Ukraine,” and subsequently, they co-authored another one (published in Salon this year): “After two grueling years of bloodshed, it’s time for peace in Ukraine.”

Brian D’Agostino, Ph.D. is President of the International Psychohistorical Association, and editor of Disarmament Times. He is the author of peer reviewed research in political psychology, numerous articles on psychohistory and public affairs, and The Middle Class Fights Back: How Progressive Movements Can Restore Democracy in America.
Visit his website at https://bdagostino.com/

Ken Fuchsman, Ed.D. is former President of the International Psychohistorical Association, and Emeritus faculty from the University of Connecticut, where he designed and taught “The Nature of Being Human.” He is an author of Movies, Rock & Roll: Essays on film and music; coauthor of Psychoanalytic and historical perspectives on the leadership of Donald Trump: Narcissism and marketing in an age of anxiety and distrust, and coeditor of Healing, Rebirth and the Work of Michael Eigen Collected Essays on a Pioneer in Psychoanalysis.

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