03/18/2022

Theme day 'Ukraine' at the Faculty of Society and Economics on March 23, 2022 on the campus in Kleve

The war in Ukraine affects the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (HSRW) and its members in many ways, as it is very international: more than 50 percent of all students come from abroad; 34 students from Ukraine, 84 from Russia and five from Belarus are enrolled at the university. Partnerships in both Ukraine and Russia are also affected.

The members of the Faculty of Society and Economics at HSRW are also appalled by the invasion of Ukraine. On March 23, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. (Campus Kleve, Lecture Hall Center Building 01, Room EG 005), scientists with different specialist focuses will discuss their different perspectives on the current situation in Ukraine with the students. The scientific discussions and lectures (in English) are also open to interested parties outside the university.

After an exchange of students organized by the student council of the faculty on current initiatives for Ukraine aid and a fundraiser, a discussion between professors from different disciplines will start at 2:00 p.m. Here Prof. Dr. John Henry Dingfelder Stone (Professor of Law with a focus on International and Public Law) made a legal assessment of the invasion of Russia from an international law perspective. Prof. Dr. Lempp (Professor of Political Science with a focus on International Relations) introduces the actors and their various interests and points out possible perspectives. Furthermore, Prof. Eva Maria Hinterhuber (Professor of Sociology with a focus on Gender Studies) analyzes the authoritarian system of Putin and Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine from a gender perspective and focuses on civil society resistance to it.

Two lectures and discussions will follow. First,Dr. Niklas Rolf (research associate for political science with a focus on international relations) from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. analysis with the help of an event data analysis of the conflict in Ukraine and then Prof. Dr. Hasan Alkas (Professor of Microeconomics with a focus on International Markets) from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. his game-theoretical considerations on the Ukraine war.

The faculty also cordially invites the public to the final eyewitness report at 6:00 p.m. Prof. Dr. Natalia Shyriaieva fled with her 8-year-old daughter from Kharkiv via Poland to the Lower Rhine. She will report in English about her experiences and her escape. Prof. Dr. Gregor van der Beek, who took her in, will translate her report into German. Other Ukrainian scientists are to be connected via video.