The Russia-Ukraine Affair – “my lie is truer than your lie"

  • September 21, 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre

Larry Black

Larry Black was a Professor of History & International Affairs at Carleton University from 1976-2006. He has been Director, Centre for Research on Canadian-Russian Relations, from 1990 to the present (now linked to Laurentian University History Department). He was the first Faculty member elected Directly to the Board of Governors, and has been Distinguished Research Professor (Carleton) from 2007 to the present.

Larry has regular briefing sessions for: Department of National Defence; Department of Foreign Affairs; Export Development Canada and CSIS, and appearances before Canadian Senate and Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committees.

He is the author of many books such as, Russia After 2012: Continuity, Change, or Revolution? Ed. with M. Johns, London, UK: Routledge, 2013; The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev. The Next Step Forward, or Merely a Time Out? London, UK: Routledge, 2015; and his upcoming book Return of the Cold War. Ukraine, the West, and Russia, Ed. with M. Johns, London, UK: Routledge, 2015. 

The Russia-Ukraine Affair – “my lie is truer than your lie"

Larry Black will review a summary of causes, consequences, and ramifications of the conflict in Ukraine.  There will be particular emphasis on the short and long term manifestations of propaganda, myth making, name calling, and unchecked meddling on the part of all foreign actors, including Ottawa. The potential for the crisis to cause a shift in the global world order is also explored briefly.

This event is part of the Fall 2015 Speaker series. Register for the Fall 2015 Event Series.

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