Ian Bateson

Freelance journalist, Kyiv

Milena Jesenská Fellow
(October–December 2019)

Project:

A Real Country: Ukraine After Revolution and During War

My project looks at what it means to be Ukrainian at a time when Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to insist that Ukrainians are not a separate nation, and Ukraine is still a tabula rasa for most of the world. The book focuses on reportage and stories I collected while traveling across the country over the past five years, from the front in the east to the villages my great-grandparents left in Austro-Hungarian Galicia in 1900. The aim is to fill Ukraine with the stories of real people at a time when the country is rapidly changing; both pushing ahead with a new more tolerant civic-based identity, and with nationalist groups growing in influence.

 

 

Current Visiting Fellows and Guests

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    Philosopher and publisher; director, Center of Contemporary Philosophy and Social Sciences, Moscow State University

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  • Aner Barzilay

    Adjunct faculty member, Webster University, Vienna

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    (October – December 2019)
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  • Ian Bateson

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    Milena Jesenská Fellow
    (October–December 2019)
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  • Luiza Bialasiewicz

    Professor of European Governance, University of Amsterdam

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    PhD candidate in Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna

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    Associate Scholar of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague; Lecturer at the West Bohemian University, Pilsen

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    NYU-AD Professorial lecturer, Abu Dhabi

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    Associate Professor of History, Brown University

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  • Lia Dostlieva

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  • Laura Engelstein

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  • Georgy Ganev

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  • Michael Geyer

    Samuel N. Harper Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago

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  • Isabelle Ioannides

    Senior Associate Researcher, Institute for European Studies; Scholar, Dept. of Political Sciences, Vrije University Brussels

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  • Leszek Jażdżewski

    Editor-in-chief, Liberté journal, Lodz

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    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Nicole Koenig

    Deputy Director, Jacques Delors Institute, Berlin

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    (September 2019–June 2020, in residence September 2019)
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  • Tomas Korda

    PhD candidate in Political Science, Charles University, Prague

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  • Alex Kostova

    Freelance translator, Sofia

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
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  • Peter Kreko

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    PhD candidate in International Law, Graduate Institute, Geneva

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    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
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    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
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    Józef Tischner Junior Visiting Fellow
    (May – October 2019)
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  • Thomas W. Simons

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    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September – October 2019)
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  • Alida Vračić

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Former Visiting Fellows and Guests

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