The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park, and the League of Women Voters of Wheaton announce an online/in-person presentation in their acclaimed Civic Awareness Series on Thursday, May 12, at 7 pm.

Guest speaker Dr. Richard Farkas will discuss the Russia-Ukraine conflict. A political science professor at DePaul University for more than 40 years, Farkas has lectured in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, and most recently South Africa. His research compares strategies for political and economic development in post-Communist and post-conflict countries. Farkas has consulted for some of America’s largest corporations and appears frequently on U.S. and international media. He holds an honorary degree from Corvinus University and earned his PhD from the University of South Carolina. Additionally, he is a Fulbright/U.S. State Department designated “Senior Specialist” on Balkan, Ukraine, and Post-Communist Societies.

This is a free program offered in person and online. For the in-person program, at the Cantigny Park Visitors Center, registration is not required, and parking is free. Online viewers must register at Cantigny.org or my.lwv.org/Illinois/wheaton to receive a Zoom link. Questions for the speaker may be submitted to blaimins@gmail.com.


About the League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy and does not support or oppose any political parties or candidates. The Wheaton League of Women Voters serves the communities of Carol Stream, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, and Winfield. Learn more at wheatonlwvil.org.

About Cantigny Park
Cantigny Park, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, display gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities. More information is online at Cantigny.org, including hours, directions, and a calendar of upcoming events.


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