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Join Madera Community College as Dr. Nataliia Kasianenko shares a unique perspective on the war on Ukraine.

Madera Community College to Host “Ukraine UP CLOSE”

Madera Community College is inviting the community to attend the virtual event “Ukraine UP CLOSE.”

Date and Time: April 20, from noon – 1:30 p.m.

Virtual Event: Join on Zoom at scccd.zoom.us/s/96976193863

Featured Speaker: Dr. Nataliia Kasianenko

Image of Ukrainian protesters. Dr. Nataliia Kasianenko grew up in Eastern Ukraine, 20 miles from the Russian border. When the attack on her parents’ hometown of Kharkiv started, her parents narrowly escaped. Her friends and family have become displaced all throughout Ukraine. Nataliia also has relatives in Russia who don’t believe Russia is waging war on Ukraine.

Dr. Kasianenko, a professor of political science at Fresno State, is also a scholar of Ukrainian and Russian politics. Her research focuses on Comparative Politics and International Relations, with an emphasis on nationalism, identity politics, and human rights in the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Nataliia will share her personal story, as well as discuss how the war in Ukraine has evolved, the nature of Putin’s regime, and the future of Ukraine.

Image of a house in Ukraine.

Image by Marjan Blan.








About Madera Community College

Madera Community College is located at the edge of the city of Madera on Avenue 12 east of Highway 99, serving approximately 7,000 students annually. The college provides an affordable, quality education for residents of Madera County and nearby communities, and is a proud member of the State Center Community College District.

Image of a protest march in Ukraine.

Image by Samuel F. Johanns.

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