Terrell Jermaine Starr: Why Ukraine Matters In The 2024 U.S. Presidential Election

Franke Institute for the Humanities, Regenstein Library S-102, 1100 E. 57th St.

This talk will focus on Terrell Jermaine Starr’s views on ongoing coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He’ll discuss his coverage of the invasion as an independent African American journalist, why Ukraine has become such an important topic in the 2024 presidential election, and how he talks about it with American audiences.

If you cannot attend in person, you can watch this lecture via Zoom. Register here.

Terrell Jermaine Starr is an independent journalist widely known for his coverage of the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. He’s the founder of the newly-formed Black Diplomats Media Network that includes Black Diplomats newsletter on Substack, Black Diplomats Official YouTube channel and Black Diplomats podcast that will resume broadcasting mid-February and is available on Apple iTunes and all major podcast platforms.

Terrell’s work centers the Black perspective in foreign policy news and doesn’t shy away from inserting his personal views into his reporting when he talks about Ukraine, Gaza or any other part of the world. He is also looking for financial supporters to back his media group, so if you want to back his vision, please reach out to him via the contact information on the screen.

A former Fulbright grantee, Terrell is currently a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. He also is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served in Georgia in 2003 to 2005. He has masters degrees in Journalism and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from Philander Smith College, a historically Black College in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Terrell is a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and divides his time between New York City and Ukraine.

Presented by CEERES, the Center for the Study of Race, Culture & Politics, and the Chicago Center on Democracy.