Historical Perceptions and Willingness to Fight or to support a Peace Agreement in the Russo-Ukrainian War

George Mason Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution Karina Korostelina

Monday, November 21, 2022 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM EST
Zoom Webinar

The Russia-Ukraine War raises an important question about whether a stable peace settlement is possible. Karina Korostelina will discuss her project which examines the question by tracing the ways that wartime experiences as well as historical perceptions and national identity meanings shape ordinary Ukrainians’ attitudes toward the willingness to fight and different peace settlement scenarios. Integrated analysis of survey and group discussions sponsored by a National Science Foundation RAPID grant informs the development of theoretical and practical implications for scholars, policymakers and practitioners focused on peace agreements.

Originally from Ukraine, Karina V. Korostelina is a Professor and a Director of the Peace Lab on Reconciling Conflict and Intergroup Divisions at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, GMU. She conducts research on identity-based conflicts around the world with special emphasis on Ukraine. The results of her research are supported by 54 grants and presented in 93 articles and 16 books

This session will be moderated by Steven Barnes, Director of the Program in Russian and Eurasian Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University. He is the series organizer and teaches and researches broadly on the history of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, modern Russia, Kazakhstan, and the other independent countries from this imperial space.


This lecture is part of George Mason University's Fall 2022 Lecture Series, "Russia's War on Ukraine in Historical Perspective." For other events and information on the series, visit the main series page.

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