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Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Is Committed to Ukraine

Yovanovitch 1 featureTCUP Director Emily Channell-Justice attended the first annual Taras Shevchenko Conference on Ukrainian Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, March 6-7, 2020. The conference brought together a diverse group of researchers in various disciplines in social sciences and the humanities for two days of engagement and discussion. Additionally, organizers took advantage of a special event: Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch received the Richard G. Lugar Award on behalf of Indiana University’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.

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Oleg Sentsov Speaks to New York Audiences

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On Saturday, January 25, 2020, TCUP Director Emily Channell-Justice attended “Activism Rising: Ukraine at a Turning Point,” a conversation between Ukrainian film director and former political prisoner Oleg Sentsov and scholar Nina Khrushcheva in New York City. As part of a speaking tour in North America, Sentsov discussed his writing and filmmaking alongside the current political issues facing Ukraine today. 

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Normandy Format Summit: HURI Experts Respond

Ukrainian peace sign sqOn December 9, 2019, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Paris for a Normandy Format summit brokered by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Here, HURI affiliates present critical commentary on the Normandy Format summit and offer some speculations about where these meetings will lead in the future.

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Hitler’s Bunker on the Eastern Front: Wehrwolf Museum Reflects Ukraine’s Difficult Historical Position

Wehrwolf squareAdolf Hitler’s easternmost bunker, Wehrwolf, lies eight kilometers north of the regional capital of Vinnytsia. Hitler visited the site three times, and other leaders whose regimes were allied with the Nazis visited with even more frequency. In September, TCUP Director Emily Channell-Justice visited the site during a conference Vinnytsia. 

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TCUP: Borderlands and Contact Zones Conference

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TCUP—the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program—is a new initiative at HURI that focuses on matters related to today's Ukraine. Here, Emily Channell-Justice, TCUP Director, discusses key points of a conference she recently attended in Ukraine.

"From September 11-14, I attended the Borderlands and Contact Zones in Ukraine and the Black Sea Region conference in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, co-hosted by the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) and the Vasyl’ Stus Donets’k National University, based in Vinnytsia. The conference highlighted research related to St. Gallen’s own project on borderlands, as well as additional papers from around the region."

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