Faith VanVleet is a M.A. student at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and received her B.A. from Baylor University. There she wrote a thesis examining the treatment of communist monuments in Poland in the present day. In 2022, she received a Fulbright grant to Poland, where she spent a year teaching university students in Wałbrzych. Her interests center on Poland’s communist history, politics of memory and monuments, and studying the Polish language. She enjoys playing the cello, learning new languages, and exploring folk costumes of East Europe in her free time.
February 3rd, 2024 | Season 6 | 31 mins 32 secs
economics, politics, russia, ukraine, war
On this episode, political scientist Serhiy Kudelia of Baylor University speaks with us about multiple topics pertaining to Ukraine from the prospects for Ukraine in the long-term, depending on continued western support, to the political effects of the war on Ukrainian leadership. Dr. Kudelia discusses the likelihood of Ukraine gaining any security guarantees from the West and under what conditions Putin might deploy strategic nuclear weapons. Thanks for listening!