- Dr. Sofia Dyak. Dr. Dyak is currently a Eugene and Daymel Shklar Research Fellow at Harvard University, working at the Ukrainian Research Institute. She holds degrees from Lviv University and Central European University in Budapest, and a PhD in Sociology from the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Dr. Dyak is a specialist on the urban landscape of Ukraine, which is especially important right now as partisan forces argue over the differing character of eastern and western Ukrainian cities.
- Lt. Col. Peter D’Amico, USAF ret. currently leads the Air Force Junior ROTC program here at Lowell High School. Col. D’Amico is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, with a BS in international affairs, focusing on Russian Studies; two masters degrees; and a JD with a concentration in international law. Col. D’Amico was the assistant Air Force attaché at the United State Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine from 1998 to 2000, a position he took up after studying Ukrainian at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey.
- Robert DeLossa is our interim head of the Social Studies Department. He has degrees in Slavic Studies, and Russian and Latin American Studies from Princeton University and Harvard University, with an emphasis on regional studies and history through historical documents. At Harvard he taught both Russian and Ukrainian, and worked at the Ukrainian Research Institute from 1990 to 2002, overseeing publishing projects with, among others, Ukrainian Ambassador Yuri Shcherbak and Ukrainian Defense Minister Kostiantyn Morozov. He was an affiliate of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies from 2002 to 2005. He served on the executive board of the American Association for Ukrainian studies from 1996 to 2006, and was its president from 2000 to 2002.
U.S. Sanctions imposed in the wake of the Crimean Crisis (see esp. 3/17/2014 to 3/20/2014)