On June 15, 2023, Franciscan Action Network (FAN) hosted a webinar on Ukraine welcoming a panel of speakers considering the common narratives influencing the war and the propaganda being used to distort the truth. Discussion of what message might facilitate an end to the war led into ways to support opportunities for diplomatic negotiations. You can watch the recording of this webinar on our YouTube Channel or below.

FAN Just Peace Fellow Eli S. McCarthy, Ph.D. moderated this panel of speakers:

  • Dr Anatol Lieven, Director, Eurasia Program, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
  • Nadezhda Beliakova, Ph.D. in History from Moscow State University, expert on Church-State relations in Russia, Research Fellow at the Excellence Cluster “Religion and politics” WWU Münster, Germany
  • Benjamin Abelow, M.D. from Yale School of Medicine, writer on the political context of the Ukraine war.
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