Discussion Centered Around “A New Cold War”

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Dixie State University will host its third President’s Colleagues of DSU meeting of the 2014-15 academic year on Monday, December 1, featuring a presentation entitled “Russia, Ukraine and the West: A New Cold War?,” by colleague Dr. Slava Lubomudrov.

The meeting will begin at 12 noon, in Room 156 of the DSC Russell C. Taylor Health Science Center, located on the Dixie Regional Medical Center’s River Road campus at 1526 Medical Center Drive. The meeting is free and open to the public.

A native of Kiev, Russia, Dr. Lubomudrov was born one year before the German invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II. He and his family were able to transit to the United States in 1951. He studied Political Science and Russian Literature at Willamette University, where he received a bachelor’s degree. Lubomudrov also earn a Ph.D. in Government and Russian and Eastern European Studies from Indiana University. He taught at the University of Utah for 35 years in the Political Science Department, including courses on Soviet and Russian Politics and Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, Russian Political Ideas, and Comparative Public Policies for the Aging. Dr. Lubomudrov has organized and led several student tours to the former Soviet Union and Russia, and organized faculty exchanges and seminars between the University of Utah and two major universities in the Soviet Union and Russia.

The President’s Colleagues of Dixie State University, established more than 20 years ago by former DSU President Dr. Douglas Alder, is a group of retired professors and other professionals who live mostly in the St. George and Washington County area. Dr. Alder, who also started an Honors Program at DSU, organized the Colleagues as a way to increase academic activities on campus.

The Colleagues meet together once a month during the academic year to hear presentations from each other and/or invited guests. The January Colleagues meeting will feature a presentation on the continent of Asia by colleague Dr. Robert Delahunty on Monday, January 5, 2015.