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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)—the second-largest university in Houston—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 more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.