Curated by Vasyl Cherepanyn (VCRC) and Tatiana Zhurzhenko (IWM).
The globalizing world is experiencing a crisis of the political and legal conceptualization of sovereignty. In 1991 and 2014 Ukrainian society had its own experience of gaining and defending its national sovereignty. What happens to sovereignty in times of globalization?
Shalini Randeria is the Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna and Research Director and Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva.
Currently, she is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Ethnologist (since 2015) and serves on the Board of Trustees of the CEU as well as the Advisory Board of the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations.
She has published widely on the anthropology of globalization, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities. Her recent books include Anthropology, Now and Next: Diversity, Connections, Confrontations, Reflexivity (co-edited with Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Christina Garsten), New York / Oxford 2015; Jenseits des Eurozentrismus: Postkoloniale Perspektiven in den Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften (co-edited with mit Sebastian Conrad und Regina Römhild), Frankfurt a.M. 2014; Vom Imperialismus zum Empire: Nicht-westliche Perspektiven auf Globalisierung co-edited with Andreas Eckert), Frankfurt a.M. 2009.
Mikhail (Mykhailo) Minakov is a political philosopher living in Kyiv and Milan. He teaches at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. His philosophical investigations focus on social knowledge, political systems, historical consciousness, and multiple modernities. He is the President of the Foundation for Good Politics and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Ideology and Politics.
His books include the Dictionary of Misprints (2010); and A History of Experience (2008). He is currently working on a philosophical history of the Russian Revolution.
Volodymyr Yermolenko is a Ukrainian philosopher and essayist. He has a degree in Political Science from the EHESS, Paris, and teaches at Kyiv Mohyla Academy in Kyiv. He is the author of the book Narrator and Philosopher: Walter Benjamin and his time (2011, in Ukrainian).