Penn State has a wide range of faculty experts who are readily available to give insight on the evolving and ongoing economic, political, cultural and legal impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
- Penn State Dickinson Law professor Dermot Groome is a former international prosecutor who has been on the ground working in the border region of Poland/Ukraine advising Ukrainian prosecutors investigating war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
- Sascha Meinrath, the Palmer Chair in Telecommunications, sits on the board of Brave New Software, the parent company of internet censorship circumvention tool Lantern, which has seen a spike in downloads from Russia since the conflict began. Meinrath can speak to issues of online government censorship and cybersecurity.
- Experts on the shifting dynamics of politics and religion in Eastern Europe can speak about the cultural history between Russia and Ukraine, the political climate, the main political players and the impact of the conflict on Ukrainians of varying generations.