Statement on Ukraine and Announcement of Speaking Event

Dear Chicago-Kent Community,

Our hearts go out to our students from Ukraine, whose families, friends, and hometowns are suffering the senseless Russian attacks, and to those with family, friends, or colleagues in Ukraine.  The attacks are acts of brutality that defy understanding and counter the core principles of so many countries in the dismayed world community.

As we watch with grief and horror as the attacks occur, there should be no doubt that we stand in solidarity with our Ukrainian students and all of the people of Ukraine.  We support you and condemn the Russian attacks in the strongest way possible.

We have been reaching out to our Ukrainian students and are working individually with them to do anything we can to help them through this unfathomable time.  I know that the entire community has joined us in this effort, and I ask you to continue to show your compassion and support to these students.

Please take care of yourselves and each other, especially in times like these.

Dean Anita K. Krug

P.S.: Supportive Speaking Event

In light of the tragic war in Ukraine, we are hosting a speaking event to provide an opportunity for us to come together to show our support for our Ukrainian students, alumni, and colleagues and all Ukrainian people, as well as to discuss the international legal implications of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  Chicago-Kent professors Bart Brown, Ed Harris, and Adam Weber will provide insights on the topic, with their discussion followed by an open discussion.

The event will be this Wednesday, March 2 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the auditorium.  We will have an online option for those students, faculty, and staff who have been approved for all-remote participation this semester.  I would greatly appreciate it if everyone else could attend in person, for a strong show of solidarity with our Ukrainian constituencies.

I hope you will join us to show your support for Ukraine and its people.