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UNC’s Diplomacy Initiative hosts live recording of prominent podcast

February 9, 2024

Brussels Sprouts co-hosts discuss upcoming Russian presidential election On Wednesday, Jan. 31, before the start of the latest Diplomatic Discussion, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer Barbara Stephenson welcomed Carolina students and faculty and said, “We’re doing … Read more

Global Heel: Kat Goodpaster

January 12, 2024

Passion for Russian language propels the academic, professional journey of UNC’s Russian Flagship Program Assistant Director From Global Scholar to assistant director of the Russian Flagship Program, Kat Goodpaster has prioritized pursuing a global education and helping others navigate the … Read more

Will the Russia-Ukraine War Last Forever?

January 13, 2023

As the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nears on Feb. 24, neither side has shown movement toward negotiating an end to the war. An estimated 100,000 Russian soldiers and possibly an equal number of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians … Read more

#GDTBATH: Lucas Risinger

May 1, 2022

Lucas Risinger first became intrigued by Russia’s history and culture in high school when his history class was learning about the Cold War. When he arrived at Carolina a few years later to study economics and math, he continued to … Read more

Capturing the Real-Time Human Experience in Ukraine

April 20, 2022

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24. Two weeks later the Society for Cultural Anthropology published a series of essays written by anthropologists in Ukraine and Russia. Two weeks after that, they had enough submissions to run a continuation of the series. The … Read more