Suppliants Project

Campus Events


Writing the War in Ukraine

A student research exhibition on writings and other works related to the war in Ukraine.

Writing the War

October 31, 2024: An Odessey of Ukrainian Song
October 10, 2023:
Virtual Flash Panel: "The Zelensky Effect"
October 4, 2023: 
War in Ukraine: Challenges to the National and International Legal Order
September 14, 2023: Directions for the Rebuilding of Ukraine
August 24, 2023: Ukraine Independence Day Celebration
June 28, 2023:
Dublin Global Gateway war and Peace Discussion
May 4, 2023:
“Bearing witness to their existence”: Panel discussion of a Ukrainian war poem in translation
April 14-16, 2023: A Call to Action for Ukraine - Hackathon for Good
February 28, 2023: UCU Foundation Event: Resilience, Service Learning and Unity - UCU One Year Later
February 23, 2023: Prayer Service for Peace in Ukraine
February 23, 2023: A One-Year Commemoration of Russia's Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine
February 22, 2023: Student Research Exhibition: "Ukrainian Art as Protest and Resilience"
February 6, 2023: Notre Dame experts reflect on first anniversary of war in Ukraine
October 3, 2022: ND Forum Event: The Suppliants Project: Ukraine
September 22, 2022: Voices from Ukraine
August 24, 2022: Opening Reception: Ukrainian Independence Day Celebration
May 9, 2022: Legal Challenges Posed by the Large-Scale Russian Invasion of Ukraine
April 12, 2022: The Economic Consequences of the Ukraine War - Past and Present
April 11-12. 2022: Collection for Ukraine Refugees - Campus Ministry is sponsoring a collection of clothing and money for refugees from Ukraine. All donations are welcome and will be used to assist refugees. Monday and Tuesday, April 11-12; students will be in front of North and South Dining Halls to accept anything you’re able to give.
April 7, 2022: U.S. Collegiate Student Solidarity Vigil for Ukraine
March 23, 2022: Solidarity with Ukraine
March 23, 2022: Pondering the Nuclear Posture Review After Ukraine
March 16, 2022: Solidarity and Prayer: Responding to War in Ukraine
March 11, 2022: A Dialogue with Ukrainian Students

Recorded Events

Nanovic Institute Videos on Ukraine

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All videos that the Nanovic Institute for European Studies releases that relate to Ukraine will be added to this YouTube playlist. It is organized so that the most recent videos will be shown first.





Individual Events

February 8, 2023:
"Russian Aggression in Ukraine and Eastern Europe: Post-Soviet Bloc Politics and Consequences"

 February 8 Ukraine Event

Giorgi Margvelashvili is a Georgian academic and politician. A philosopher by training, Margvelashvili was the rector of the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) from 2000 to 2006 and from 2010 to 2012. His first role in politics began in 2012 when he was appointed Minister of Education and Science as part of the Georgian Dream coalition formed by the newly-elected Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili. In February 2013, Ivanishvili appointed Margvelashvili to the position of First Deputy Prime Minister.

Margvelashvili was named by the Georgian Dream coalition as its candidate in the 2013 presidential election, which he won in October with 62% of the votes. As president, Margvelashvili focused on grassroots campaigns engaging youth and students in discussions on constitutional and electoral reform, foreign policy issues, and Georgia's integration into NATO and the EU, he was also vocal in his support for minority and LGBTQ+ rights. After leaving office in 2018, Margvelashvili returned to GIPA to teach a lecture series on politics.

January 25, 2023:
Virtual Flash Panel: "The War in Ukraine: Reassessing the Russian Invasion"

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Join the Nanovic Institute for an important virtual flash panel reflecting on the ongoing war in Ukraine. On January 26, 2022, one month before Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Nanovic Institute brought together a virtual panel of experts to discuss what was then an alarming and escalating threat. One year on, this same panel discusses how the war has unfolded and the current state of the crisis from the lens of international law and security and the viewpoint of Ukrainians today.


October 4, 2022: "War in Ukraine, Peace in Europe? Geopolitics, Economics, and Security after Russia's Invasion": The Nanovic Forum with Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović

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Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the former President of Croatia (2015-2020), delivers her Nanovic Forum lecture, titled “War in Ukraine, Peace in Europe? Geopolitics, Economics, and Security after Russia’s Invasion,” on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at the University of Notre Dame. Hosted by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies




September 26, 2022: FLASH PANEL: "The War in Ukraine: Is There Hope for Diplomacy?"

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As an unprovoked act of aggression on a sovereign nation, Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022 represented a failure of diplomacy. Now over six months into the war, is there a role for diplomacy in bringing the conflict to a resolution? What effect has the war had on other diplomatic missions, relationships, and endeavors? This virtual flash panel, sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, gathers diplomats and experts to discuss this question. 


August 31, 2022: Flash Panel: “Focus on Ukraine: Eyewitnesses to the War”

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“Focus on Ukraine: Eyewitnesses to the War,” a virtual flash panel sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, gathers scholars and experts on internationalization, Catholic higher education, and foreign affairs to discuss the war in Ukraine.





April 28, 2022: Beyond the West: Nationalism, Religious Literacy, and the Ukraine Crisis

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This lecture explores how the lead-up to war in Ukraine tragically exposed liberal blind spots toward nationalism and religion, and why unlearning these habits will aid in the struggle for peace. Featuring John Rees, Professor of Politics and International Relations, The University of Notre Dame Australia. Hosted by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.




April 22, 2022: "Conversation with Anne Applebaum: The War in Ukraine, Russia, and the Twilight of Democracy"

 April 22 Nanovic Forum Event

On April 22, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies was honored to bring Anne Applebaum, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Polish-American journalist, to the University of Notre Dame for a special Nanovic Forum event. While the Nanovic Forum is typically an annual event, this was the second forum of the spring semester alone, an unprecedented fact owed to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. During “A Conversation with Anne Applebaum: The War in Ukraine, Russia, and the Twilight of Democracy,” the author spoke with Diane Desierto, professor of law and global affairs with a joint appointment in the Keough School of Global Affairs and the Notre Dame Law School, and took questions from members of the audience.

April 11, 2022: When Purpose Calls – Re-Engaging One’s Expertise To Address the Ukraine Invasion …and Beyond

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George LopezProfessor Emeritus of Peace Studies at Notre Dame and a leading expert on economic sanctions and peacebuilding, joins ILI Founding DirectorTom Schreier, to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the role and impact of economic sanctions in a conflict such as this. Hosted by ThinkND.



March 29, 2022: Russian Propaganda and Western Media: A View from Ukraine

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Join the Nanovic Institute for European Studies for a virtual panel with four Ukrainian experts who will discuss Russian media narratives, fake news, and propaganda, focusing on Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.





March 22, 2022: Panel Discussion - Civil Resistance in the Ukraine and the Region

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How does civil resistance work and what can it achieve? This panel will share how civilians are using strategic civil resistance to diminish the power and impact of the Russian military. In Ukraine, civilians replace road signs to confuse Russian military vehicles, they block roads with cement blocks and iron pins, and they have set up a complex humanitarian aid system with neighboring countries. Within Russia, protests and resignations by universities, media outlets, and professionals denounce the military invasion. Join the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies to learn more about the strategy of civil resistance in Ukraine and the region. Panelists include leading experts in civil resistance, some joining us from the frontlines in Kyiv. 

March 16, 2022: Panel Discussion - The War in Ukraine: A Global Perspective

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As the war in Ukraine continues following Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of the country, the recording below is a conversation with panelists who examine the current conflict through a global lens. Panelists cover topics including the status of the current conflict and the international response, migration and refugees, connections between the current war and U.S. policies in the Middle East, and the response of China and India to the current war. Hosted by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.


March 3, 2022: Day 8: Flash Panel in Response to the War in Ukraine

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Join the Nanovic Institute for European Studies for a virtual flash panel as scholars respond to and discuss Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine.







February 28, 2022: Prayer Service for Ukraine

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A prayer service for peace and the safety of the Ukrainian people was held at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. The prayer service was led by Father Andrij Hlabse, S.J., a theology Ph.D. candidate and Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic priest. Related story





February 24, 2022: Flash Panel in Response to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

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On Thursday, February 24, 2022, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies hosted an emergency flash panel in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.