Conference on Communism and Hunger

Communism and Hunger conference presenters, discussants, stipend recipients, and organizers. 22 October 2014— Scholars from Canada, France, Italy, Hong Kong, England, Ukraine, and the United States gathered in Toronto on September 26–27 to examine and compare the Ukrainian, Kazakh, Chinese, and Soviet famines at the conference Communism and Hunger, organized by the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC) of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS), University of Alberta.

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Negotiating Borders: Comparing the Experience of Canada, Europe, and Ukraine

15 August 2014.—Recent events in Ukraine, part of which was annexed by Russia, while another part became a war zone owing to the actions of pro-Russian separatists indicated, among other serious consequences a severe crisis of the existing political architecture in Europe, with potentially wider international repercussions. Such principles as international security guarantees, the existing friendship and partnership agreement between Ukraine and Russia, and the “inviolability of sovereign borders” norm were effectively trampled by the…

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Conference: Negotiating Borders

Negotiating Borders: Comparing the Experience of Canada, Europe, and Ukraine A conference organized by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada Wild Rose Room, Lister Centre, U of A campus 16–17 October 2014 Program This event will be broadcast via Livestream, commencing 9:00am MST. Please click here to watch.

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‘Experts’ on Ukraine: All Hands on Deck!

‘Experts’ on Ukraine: All Hands on Deck! (Re: Vladimir Golstein, “Why Everything You’ve Read About Ukraine Is Wrong” (5/19/2014) To put it plainly, it has been a long time since I read so shoddy a text signed by a representative of an academic corporation as the article by an American Slavist at Brown University, Vladimir Golstein, published in Forbes on May 19 of this year.

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Ukraine after Yanukovych

Ukraine after Yanukovych through a Historian’s Eyes Volodymyr Kravchenko What we see in Ukraine today is the further dismantling of the Soviet order that took shape back in the times of Leonid Brezhnev. That was the period that saw the formation and rise of most of the present-day Ukrainian political, bureaucratic, and business elite. They include the just-replaced head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, who is, fortunately, safe and sound; the head of the…

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Symposium: “Negotiating Borders: Comparing the Experience of Canada, Europe, and Ukraine”

An Important and Timely Symposium: “Negotiating Borders: Comparing the Experience of Canada, Europe, and Ukraine” Recent events in Ukraine, part of which was annexed by Russia, while another part became a war zone owing to the actions of pro-Russian separatists indicated, among other serious consequences a severe crisis of the existing political architecture in Europe, with potentially wider international repercussions. Such principles as international security guarantees, the existing friendship and partnership agreement between Ukraine and Russia, and the “inviolability of…

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