The Boston Bombings
A Chechen Connection?
Since last week’s bombings in Boston, the public’s interest in Chechnya and its war-torn past surged. Last month, Walt Richmond, adjunct assistant professor of German, Russian and Classical Studies, wrote on “Russia’s Forgotten Genocide” for the History News Network, which outlined the nineteenth Russian conquest of the Caucasus Region, including Chechnya. He is the author of The Circassian Genocide.
Today, Walt will join Larry Caldwell, the Cecil H. and Louise Gamble Professor in Political Science and Politics for a brown bag discussion on “The Boston Bombings: A Chechen Connection?” Caldwell is an expert on Soviet and post-Soviet foreign and military policies, arms control, and U.S. national security policy.
Stop by to learn more. The discussion will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Weingart 117. Can't make the talk? The Circassian Genocide is available at the Oxy bookstore.