Keynote Address of the 4th annual international interdisciplinary conference pf the European Studies Graduate Fellows on Beyond the ‘Communist Bloc’: New Approaches to Studying Europe, Russia, and Eurasia” by Volodymyr Kulyk, Leading Research Fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
“Ukrainian Identity in Peace and War”
Date/Time: 9:45 AM, Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - Location: Henry R. Luce Hall, Rm 203
One important source of Ukraine’s resilience in the face of Russian invasion is a strong national identity, the overarching attachment to one’s homeland above ethnic, linguistic or regional ties. At the same time, the invasion has had a significant impact on Ukrainian identity. While the most vivid shift is the strengthening of civic attachment, the foreign aggression has also radicalized ethnocultural elements of Ukrainian identity.
Date/time: May 9 to 10, 2023
Location: Henry R. Luce Hall, Rm 203 / Register to attend on zoom: https://bit.ly/GradFellows23ConfZoom & for complete conference schedule: https://bit.ly/2023Yale-ESGFConf
Volodymyr Kulyk is a Head Research Fellow at the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He has also taught at Columbia, Stanford and Yale Universities, Kyiv Mohyla Academy and Ukrainian Catholic University as well as having research fellowships at Harvard, Stanford, Woodrow Wilson Center, University College London, the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna and other Western scholarly institutions. His research fields include the politics of language, memory and identity as well as political and media discourse in contemporary Ukraine, on which he has widely published in Ukrainian and Western journals and collected volumes. Professor Kulyk is the author of four books, the latest of which is Movna polityka v bahatomovnykh kraïnakh: Zakordonnyi dosvid ta ioho prydatnist’ dlia Ukraïny (Language Policies in Multilingual Countries: Foreign Experience and Its Relevance to Ukraine) that was published in Kyiv in 2021. Currently he is a Petrach visiting fellow at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University.
Co-Sponsored with the REEES Program at the Yale MacMillan Center