Ukraine in European Dialogue Lectures and Seminars

As millions of Ukrainians take risks for the sake of a European future for their country, a historic opportunity presents itself to create a platform for dialogue between Ukrainian scholars, intellectuals and activists and their counterparts in Europe and North America. For Ukraine, intellectual exchange with the West is crucial for the success of reform efforts and for building a modern, sovereign state governed by the rule of law. But Europe, too, has something to learn from Ukrainians, and not only lessons of civic courage, self-organization and mass volunteer movements. Ukraine is no longer a terra incognita; it is a source of insights into politics and civil society that might well be relevant to the European present and future. Understanding Ukraine and the nature of the current conflict with Russia is vital for the future of the European endeavor. The project Ukraine in European Dialogue seeks to contribute to this exchange.

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Upcoming Events will be announced in due time.

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Previous Speakers:

Wednesday, May 31
Looks like Home: Two Ukrainian Documentaries on Internal Refugees from Donbas and Crimea

Wednesday, May 17
Roman Sporluk
From Little Russia to Ukraine: Polish-Ukrainian Relations from 1795 to 1991

February 13, 2017
Andrei Kurkov, Andriy Portnov, Anton Shekhovtsov
The Future of Russianness in Post-Maidan Ukraine

January 25, 2017
Anton Shekhovtsov
Russia and the Western Far Right

January 19, 2017
Martin Pollack
Ach Ukraine! Persönliche Erfahrungen eines Polonisten

Januray 16, 2017
Andriy Portnov
“Heroes Do Not Die?”: New Commemorative Practices in post-Maidan Eastern Ukraine

September 28, 2016
Vasyl Cherepanyn
The Subject and the Square: the Political School of the Kyiv Biennial

July 5, 2016
Serhiy Zhadan
Lakonische Verse in der Katastrophe. Zweisprachige Lesung

June 13, 2016
Oksana Mikheieva
‘Homo Militans’: Paramilitary Individuals’ Motivation in Ukraine

May 23, 2016
Andriy Ryepa
The Politics of Solitude: the Ukrainian Bartleby and his Company

April 12, 2016
Vladislav Inozemtsev
Ukraine: Non-Russia, Novorossia or a „Better Russia“?

March 21, 2016
Olena Styazhkina
De-Occupation: Another Take on Donbas

September 16, 2015
Katya Gorchinskaya & Cathrin Kahlweit
Have Ukraine’s Reforms Failed?