You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
E Pluribus Unum in Ukraine? Reconciling Conflicting
National Identity in the Borderland
James A. Rice
Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley
Friday, June 22nd
5:30 – 6:30 PM
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
This event is sponsored by the Center for Intermarium Studies and the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at IWP.
About the lecture: The presentation will discuss the historical roots of the east-west divide in Ukraine, currently being exploited by Putin’s Russia. It will describe the conflicting worldviews and mentalities of eastern and western Ukrainians and suggest how they can be reconciled going forward.
About the speaker: James A. Rice is the Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, for whom he has worked since June 2000. In this role, James serves as the chief advisor to Senator Grassley on foreign policy matters, including in Senator Grassley’s capacity as co-chair of the Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus. James’s previous professional experience includes positions in the Iowa Senate, an internship with the British Conservative Party, and work on various political campaigns. James received a B.A. from Drake University with majors in political science and history and is pursuing an M.A. in Statecraft and International Affairs at the Institute of World Politics. He is a native of Davenport, Iowa.
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