The Invasion of Ukraine: Lessons from History, Prof. Krister Knapp

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has swiftly become the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War II. Thousands of civilians have been killed, and more than a million refugees displaced. What can we learn from the history of armed conflict in Europe to determine how we might respond to this new crisis?

In this special Platform, Ethical Society Leader James Croft will be joined by Prof. Krister Knapp of Washington University, a specialist in the history of crisis and conflict, for a discussion of the invasion of Ukraine and what it means for the US and for the world.


  • The history of the war.
  • The causes of this war.
  • The role of the US in responding to the war.
  • Historical parallels we might draw between the current crisis and others, such as World War II.

Watch the video on YouTube.