Feinstein faculty share insight into war in Ukraine through many channels
War in the Ukraine broke out in February 2022. Feinstein International Center faculty and researchers have been sharing what they know about the crisis and wider implications through a variety of channels.
- The Christian Science Monitor story, “Why Ukraine-Russia grain deal holds promise beyond food” quoted Daniel Maxwell. (July 26, 2022)
- Daniel Maxwell joined the BBC’s The Inquiry on June 23, 2022 to discuss factors that were driving acute food insecurity in parts of the world before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Dan’s remarks begin at the 18:10 mark.
- Dan Maxwell teamed up with two Tufts professors to describe the use of starvation as a weapon of war in The Conversation on June 21, 2022.
- NBC News quoted Dan Maxwell in its article, “Crises beyond Russia’s war: Drought and famine lose attention as Ukraine drains focus and funds.” Dan notes that other crises are not getting the attention that they should be. He says “we should be able to think about two problems at once. But I’m not sure that there’s evidence that we’re fully doing that.” (May 22, 2022)
- On May 16, 2022 Dan Maxwell joined other food security experts to discuss the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on food security and nutrition and the U.S. government’s response efforts to the global food crisis with USAID Administrator Samantha Power. See USAID press release for more information.
- TuftsNow article “Why Providing Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine Is Challenging—and What to Do About It” draws on the expertise of Dan Maxwell and Karen Jacobsen to explain how aid works in war zones, what is happening with Ukraine, and why the response is different there than in other crises. Read the article here. (April 28, 2022)
- Dan Maxwell described how war in Ukraine is affecting global hunger in his article “War in Ukraine is pushing global acute hunger to the highest level in this century” in the Conversation on April 27, 2022. This article was republished in a variety of media outlets.
- Elizabeth Stites and Kimberly Howe describe lessons from Syria for the humanitarian response in Ukraine in their article “Helping Ukrainians means listening to their needs – 3 lessons for aid groups from Syria’s war” in the Conversation on April 7, 2022.
- On March 10, 2022, Dan Maxwell spoke with Stephanie Hughes on NPR’s Marketplace. He discussed the ways cash assistance was first used on a large scale as a part of humanitarian response. Listen to the short story: Among the aid Ukrainian refugees can expect: cold, hard cash.