Book Talk | Ukraine is Not Dead Yet
When her grandmother Anna died in Cleveland in 2013, Megan Buskey was compelled in her grief to uncover and document her grandmother’s life as a native of Ukraine. A Ukrainian American, Buskey returned to her family’s homeland and encountered the essential and sometimes difficult aspects of recent Ukrainian history. In this book talk, Megan Buskey discussed her book, Ukraine Is Not Dead Yet, and her process researching Ukraine’s difficult twentieth century through the prism of her family's past.WATCH
The Implications of Russia's War on Ukraine: Identity, Politics, Governance
In this conversation, Volodymyr Dubovyk considered the immediate implications of Russia's invasion on Ukrainian national identity and democratic governance.
Ukrainian Attitudes of War and Peace: Complex Dilemmas of Wartime
Professors Karina Korostelina and Gerard Toal explained their quantitative analysis of recent survey data from a sample of Ukrainians that includes locals and internally displaced people across three towns close to the regions where active fighting is taking place.
Generational Divides in Wartime Ukraine
Blair A. Ruble
Former Wilson Center Vice President for Programs (2014-2017); Director of the Comparative Urban Studies Program/Urban Sustainability Laboratory (1992-2017); Director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies (1989-2012) and Director of the Program on Global Sustainability and Resilience (2012-2014)
The effervescent Ukrainian pop music and hip-hop scene, accompanied by sassy media and dynamic art, reflect a population that has charted a fresh path following independence. This is a Ukraine that coalesced to withstand Putin’s misguided efforts to fold the country back into his “Russian World.”
Professor and Director, Program on History, Memory, and Conflict, Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, George Mason University
A clear majority of [Ukrainian survey] respondents refused to identify with Russia and Russian culture, with less than one in five expressing identification. This last group was largely from the Soviet generation.
With Russia trying to destroy the Ukrainian state, speaking Ukrainian to preserve the nation’s identity has become more important than ever.
Heroic Arts: The Remarkable Story of Ukrainian Artists Confronting Russia
In his series "The Arts of War," Distinguished Fellow Blair A. Ruble presents stories that highlight the ways in which Ukrainians have long explored the meaning of their country and culture through the arts; and the manner in which the arts and their creators have empowered Ukrainians to confront the Russian invaders. These developments also offer intriguing clues about the culture, society, and politics of a post-war Ukraine.EXPLORE