What’s Going On with Ukraine? Understanding current US, EU, Russia relations

Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine in these trying times, as Russia invades their Sovereign territory on false pretexts. Let’s learn more about the current situation and the history of the Ukraine / Russia relationship.

Join Briarwood Leadership Center Director Robert Smith and University of North Texas Professor Vojin Majstorovic as they discuss the current conflict. (recorded February 17, 2022)

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How Amateur are the Olympics?

In honor of the 2022 Beijing Olympic games:

The modern Olympic movement was inspired by ancient Greece, but what elements actually go back that far? And how did 19th century ideas about ‘gentlemen amateurs’ connect to the history of passports and the early days of radio? Find out as we explore the etymologies of Olympic sports and look back at the many ‘firsts’, Olympic and otherwise, that happened a century ago in 1920.

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