UWM faculty members can assist reporters covering the international crisis related to Russia and Ukraine. Please contact the UWM Media Services team at media-services-team@uwm.edu if you need help scheduling an interview.

Shale Horowitz
Professor, political science
College of Letters & Science
Can discuss topics including: Political calculations and decision-making behind the crisis. Horowitz researches and writes about international conflict.

Ora John Reuter
Associate professor, political science
College of Letters & Science
Can discuss topics including: Russian domestic politics and public opinion. Reuter and colleagues and have been doing polling in Russia about the conflict. Reuter also is a senior researcher at the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. 

Maria Haigh
Associate professor
School of Information Studies
Can discuss topics including: Disinformation and fake news. Haigh is Ukrainian and talks regularly with friends in Kyiv and monitors Ukrainian TV to follow events. She can talk about the Russian hostilities in Ukraine. 

Christine E. Evans
Associate professor, history
College of Letters & Science
Can discuss topics including: Historical context for the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Evans is the faculty coordinator for the Russian and Eastern European Studies Certificate at UWM.

Jeffrey Sommers 
Professor, political economy
College of Letters & Science
Can discuss topics, including: select economic, political and security issues in the region. Sommers is also Senior Fellow its Institute of World Affairs. He has seven years on the ground since 1995 in the post-Soviet bloc on several U.S. State Department Fulbright programs, has trained one U.S. ambassador to the region through the State Department’s new diplomat training program, and has worked with anti-war activists in Russia.