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The Future of Ukraine: Realities, Risks, and Opportunities
November 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm EST
For over 25 years, post-Soviet Ukraine has been embroiled in a struggle to create and preserve its economic and political independence.The peaceful protest on November 21, 2013, in Kyiv’s Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) turned into a national movement, a sociopolitical revolution against corruption, authoritarianism, and opaque governance. Instead of heeding protestors’ call for change, the government opened fire on its own citizens, thereby galvanizing protests across the country and catalyzing an entire chain of events known as the EuroMaidan.
Analysis of the origins of the EuroMaidan and of the real chances to build a thriving independent country will be the focus of the William Petrach Memorial Symposium at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) on Nov. 15.
**Paul d’Anieri, University of California, Riverside
**Marta Dyczok, University of Western Ontario
**Georgiy Kasyanov, Ukrainian Academy of Science
**Andrew Wilson, University College London
IERES has an extensive track record in researching Ukrainian politics and delivering policy advice on this topic. Our symposium will honor William Petrach (1918-1998) on his 100th anniversary.
WHEN: Thursday, November 15 … 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WHERE: Lindner Family Commons – Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 “E” Street, NW
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