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IOS Panel #3: The Ukrainian Diaspora: From the Cold War to Putin's War

Thursday, 17 March 2022 17:00

Discussion: Thursday, March 17, 5 pm (CET)

Online via ZOOM Webinar: Link
(ID 643 5819 5106)

Inputs from:

Dr. Kateryna Kobchenko, Historian, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv/FU Berlin
Dr. Anastasiia Kuznietsova, PhD in Philosophy and Language Sciences, Sorbonne Paris Cité University

(Moderator: Prof. Ulf Brunnbauer, IOS Regensburg)

Organizing help for refugees from Ukraine, collecting donations for the Ukrainian army, lobbying governments, and organizing rallies in support of Ukraine – such activities made the presence of large migrant communities with Ukrainian roots in Western Europe and North America instantly visible after February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine. But who is the Ukrainian diaspora, since when does it exist, what are its roots? How have the Russian invasion, and events since 2014 affected the identities of migrants from Ukraine? How do current experiences and practices compare to those during the Cold War, when an anti-Soviet Ukrainian diaspora organized in America and Western Europe? Are there links and similarities? These questions will be discussed by this interdisciplinary panel, which also will be live streamed on Facebook.

Organized by the Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, in cooperation with the Leibniz-ScienceCampus “Europe and America in the Modern World” and the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies, Regensburg.