On Thursday, November 30, Lyon College will host Dr. Jeremy Kuzmarov, a history professor at the University of Tulsa. A specialist in U.S. foreign policy and modern U.S. history, he will speak on current relations between the U.S. and Russia. His talk, "The Russians are Coming, Again," will be given at 8 p.m. in Nucor Auditorium in the Lyon Building.
Educated at McGill University in Montreal, Canada and Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, Kuzmarov was named a Top Young Historian by George Mason University in 2010 for his outstanding contributions to the discipline in his area of research.
He will speak on his concerns about persistent accusations of Russian aggression, lies, violations of international law, and cyberattacks on U.S. elections. Invasions of Georgia and Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, threats toward smaller NATO members, and interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have been covered in all U.S. media, but Kuzmarov will present some little known U.S. actions that have alarmed the Russians and underlie some of their recent actions.
He seeks to build international understanding and says, “The Cold War was a global disaster for all involved; we should do everything in our power to avoid repeating that history today.”
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