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Join The Discussion With CHSS Faculty: World War III In 2022?


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The Department of History, Humanities & Languages is hosting the panel discussion, “World War III in 2022? The Russo-Ukrainian War and Threat to World Peace,” 2:30 – 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium.

The UHD panel features faculty experts Dr. Alexander Bielakowski, Assistant Professor of History (Military History), Dr. Aaron Gillette, Associate Professor of History (Modern European History), and Dr. Nancy Lopez, Lecturer of History (Russian History). 

"As an American citizen, I feel empathy and compassion for the people of Ukraine, who have been displaced and who are suffering and dying as a result of the Russian invasion of their country,” said Dr. Jonathan Chism, Assistant Professor of History. “As a global citizen, I am anxious and concerned about the possibility of the start of World War III, which has the dangerous potential to be a nuclear war like we have never seen.”

Chism also added that his fellow history colleagues, Bielakowski, Gillette, and Lopez, will “help enhance our understanding of this conflict through discussing its historical underpinnings.”

To attend this in-person and virtual event, register online.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.