Czech-American Austin Sappington, a Clements Center Undergraduate Fellow for 2018-2019, talks about his identification with the local Austin Czech community, Russian influence in the EU, Ukrainian democracy, the Czech Republic, and threats to Ukraine's economic well-being. Having visited these regions, Austin has had much insight into the regional politics and on-the-ground opinion of Eastern Ukraine. His opinion as an undergraduate is particularly valuable as it reflects the sentiments of many in his generation.
Note: Interview recorded on March 8th, 2019 at the Unviersity of Texas at Austin.
Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: facebook.com/mdanielgeraci Instagram: @michelledaniel86)
Co-Producer: Tom Rehnquist (Connect: facebook.com/thomas.rehnquist)
Associate Producer: Lauren Nyquist (Connect: facebook.com/lenyquist Instagram: @nyquabbit)
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Associate Producer: Milena D-K (Connect: facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010939368892 Instagram: @thedistantsea and @milena.d.k)
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