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We Support Ukraine

by | Mar 21, 2022

Professor Amanda Ewington


Davidson is showing its support for Ukraine with yard signs, ribbons, listening to Ukraine’s national anthem, and learning from experts about the war waged by Russia in Ukraine. Dr. Amanda Ewington, Davidson College professor and chair of the Russian Studies Department, has spoken at least four times to educate local citizens about that invasion.

Dr. Ewington spoke at a Rally on the Town Green, on a DavidsonLearns zoom Event (which reached its capacity limit of 100 prior to the start of the program), an outdoor presentation in the St. Alban’s Neighborhood (with over 100 people in attendance), and a presentation at The Pines (in-person and on zoom). This is in addition to her responsibilities at Davidson College and keeping up with colleagues and friends in Ukraine and Russia.  

Dr. Ewington has taught Russian language, literature, culture, and history since 2002. She first visited Russia as a high school student in 1985. Since then, she has traveled, studied, and researched there frequently, including a Fulbright year in the late 1990s. Dr. Ewington’s presentations draw on years of teaching a historical survey course “Russia & the West,” with an emphasis on Putin’s use of historical distortions to justify his unprovoked war on Ukraine. She also provided context for the current mood among the Russian people as their country becomes increasingly isolated from the rest of the world due to sanctions and domestic crackdowns on independent media and free speech.

Here are some links for those who might be interested in learning more about Ukraine from Ukrainian voices and Ukrainian perspectives.



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