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Monday, October 21, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Special Lecture and Launch of the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program

The United States and Ukraine: Reflections of an American Diplomat
Ambassador John Tefft, Former US Ambassador to Ukraine
Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, Cambridge MA
Reception to follow.



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Pritsak Book Prize Winner Announced by ASEEES

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) has announced the first winner of the Omeljan Pritsak Book Prize in Ukrainian Studies.

HURI congratulates Maria Rewakowicz for winning the prize for her outstanding book, Ukraine’s Quest for Identity: Embracing Cultural Hybridity in Literary Imagination, 1991-2011.

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The Other Dimension of Ukraine's Civil Society: Q&A with Svitlana Krasynska

Why are Ukrainians less involved in civil society than citizens in some Western countries? Why have Western donors’ attempts to build nonprofit institutions in Ukraine enjoyed only limited success? According to Svitlana Krasynska, Mihaychuk Research Fellow at HURI, these may not be the right questions to ask; the degree of Ukrainian civic activity is underreported because it fails to recognize the informal contributions of civil society.

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Стипендіати УНІГУ 2019-го року: що їм вдалося зробити за час стажування

Заради наших читачів, ми все ж таки вирішили поставити кожному з українських вчених, котрі одержали міжнародні стипендії й перебували минулого семестру в УНІГУ, одне запитання: ЩО ВАМ ВДАЛОСЯ ЗРОБИТИ ПІД ЧАС СВОГО СТАЖУВАННЯ В УНІГУ? І ось їхні відповіді. Як бачимо, кожен зі стипендіатів має свій стиль і власні уявлення про цілі та пріоритети своєї наукової праці. Тим цікавіше порівняти їх.

Job Opening

Now Hiring: Programs Coordinator

The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is accepting applications on a rolling basis for the full-time position of Programs Coordinator.

The programs coordinator is responsible for the administration of the Ukrainian Research Institute’s events and programs throughout the calendar year. Portfolio of responsibilities includes administration of conferences, symposia, memorial lectures, weekly seminars, research fellowships and visiting scholars; administration of the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute.

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Serving the People: Will Ukraine’s Political Culture Change? HURI Experts Weigh In

Just after his election in April, Zelensky called for snap parliamentary elections, which were previously set to take place in October 2019. Instead, voters brought his party, Servant of the People (Sluha Narodu), into parliament with unprecedented numbers: the party won 254 of 450 seats (only 424 of which are currently active; the 26 seats representing Crimea and the Donbas remain vacant), the first time a party has won an outright majority since Ukraine’s independence in 1991. What will Zelensky do with this consolidated power?



HUSI Calendar

Events are for HUSI students only.

HUSI History in Pictures

Deadlines and Important Dates for HUSI 2019

Davis Center Application for FLAS Funding

Deadline for FLAS funding – February 8, 2019

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Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute Deadlines

Application deadline for students who wish to apply for financial aid – March 11, 2019  Extended to March 18

Application deadline for students who require an I-20 certificate for the F-1 student visa but not financial aid – April 15, 2019

Application deadline for all other students – May 9, 2019

Harvard Summer School Deadlines

Check Harvard Summer School website for registration, payment, and other deadlines. All HUSI students must meet Harvard Summer School deadlines and requirements.

Opening Weekend (attendance required) – Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2019 

Residence buildings open; resident students move in; all students check-in

The Theodosius and Irene Senkowsky Prize

The Theodosius and Irene Senkowsky Prize for Achievement in Ukrainian Studies was established in 1989 through a generous donation made by Marta and Ostap Tarnawsky of Philadelphia in honor of Mrs. Tarnawsky's parents. The Prize is awarded for outstanding progress and academic excellence demonstrated by students of the Ukrainian Summer Institute. The sum of an individual reward varies depending on the number of its recipients each year.

The nominations for the Senkowsky Prize are made by course instructors to a committee consisting of the Executive Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the academic staff of HUSI. The nominations are based on the students' performance in class and their contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of the Summer Institute. The Prize winners are announced at the certificate ceremony which, according to tradition, is held on the last Friday of the Summer program in HURI's Seminar Room. The Prize is presented by the Director of the Summer Institute with HUSI and HURI faculty, students and associates in attendance. The certificate ceremony is followed by an informal farewell reception.

These are some of the students of the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute that have been awarded the Theodosius and Irene Senkowsky Prize.