Kennesaw State professors examine invasion of Ukraine in Political Futures podcast


KENNESAW, Ga. (Mar 25, 2022)Political Futures, a podcast hosted by Kennesaw State University political scientist Kerwin Swint, has begun a new season. The podcast will largely focus on major 2022 elections in the U.S., including primary races, midterms in November and the high-profile gubernatorial race in Georgia.

Kerwin Swint

But in its latest installment, Swint discusses the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the implications for Europe, the U.S. and the rest of the world, with experts from the Kennesaw State faculty. Swint discusses the conflict with Jack Moran, professor of political science and international affairs and a specialist on Russia and international policy. Also joining the first podcast of the new season is Thomas Rotnem, expert and researcher of Russian domestic and foreign policy, as well as professor of international affairs.

Swint provides a non-partisan perspective on current events on Political Futures. An expert in federal elections, Swint is the director of the School of Government and International Affairs at Kennesaw State.

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