Ukraine's Struggle for a Future-Oriented Identity: Q&A with Mykola Riabchuk
Created: February 6, 2019
On Monday, February 11, Mykola Riabchuk, HURI Research Fellow, will present part of his research on modern Ukrainian, Russian, and Belarusian identities during our first Seminar in Ukrainian Studies of 2019. The talk, “'Two Ukraines' Reconsidered: What the Euromaidan and Russo-Ukrainian War Have Wrought and What They Have Not," takes place at 4:30 p.m. in CGIS South Room S-030 (1730 Cambridge Street) and is open to the Harvard community and the wider public.
Riabchuk is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Political and Nationalities Studies at the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He was one of the founders of Krytyka Magazine and served as chairman in the Ukrainian PEN Center (2014-2018). Starting toward the end of the 20th century, he played an active role in Ukraine’s literary scene, working as an editor of Vsevit, a journal that published translations of foreign literature, and then as an editor of Suchasnist magazine, which helped disseminate the work of rising Ukrainian writers. As a political scientist, he has published analytical works on Ukrainian politics, civil society, national identity and related topics.
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