Monica Eppinger | St. Louis Public Radio

Monica Eppinger

Monica Eppinger is an assistant professor at Saint Louis University Law School with extensive experience in diplomacy. She served nine years as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service with tours of duty at the U.S. Consulate General in Kaduna, Nigeria; U.S. Embassy, Kiev, Ukraine; and at the State Department in Washington, D.C. where her responsibilities included policy in the former Soviet Union, Caspian basin energy development, and West African security.

Since joining the SLU Law faculty in July 2010, Professor Eppinger completed requirements to earn a Ph.D. in anthropology of law. Her research concentrates on sovereignty and selfhood. Her main areas of expertise include property, national security, and international law.

World Factbook | CIA

The government of Ukraine, independent since 1991, finds itself in a position of unprecedented vulnerability. Internal disagreement over economic policy toward the European Union sparked larger discussions of identity and alignment throughout Ukraine. A pro-European movement ended up toppling the government, and deposed President Yanukovych fled the country on Feb. 22.