CUNY Baccalaureate Academic Conference Series: Turmoil in Ukraine

This year’s edition of the CUNY Baccalaureate Academic Conference Series takes up the task of dissecting the 2014 revolution in Ukraine, its root causes, and the aftermath. We invited top regional experts to participate in a dynamic panel discussion on Ukrainian domestic political situation, corruption, emerging civil society, economic reforms, the formation of national identity, and relations with Russia.

This is the first panel discussion in CUNY comprehensively assessing the crisis in Ukraine. Among the participants is Queens College Political Science Professor, Julie George, whose recent publication evaluating the annexation of Crimea, “Will Conquest Pay?” can be found in the latest edition of Foreign Affairs. She will be joined by Veronica Goldstone, Advocacy Director, Europe and Central Asia Division, of the Human Right Watch. Ms. Goldstone’s recent article “For the EU, Rights Should Matter as Much at Home as Abroad” was published in European Voice, November 2013. Hunter College Professor and a native of Ukraine, Iryna Vushko, will contribute to the discussion with historical perspective of the region. Among her latest work is “Zlote Zniwa: Debates Surrounding Jan Gross’s New Book in Poland” (Ukraina Moderna, December 2012).

The debate will be moderated by Susan Armitage, Deputy Managing Editor-International at BuzzFeed. Ms. Armitage formerly reported for NPR’s Moscow bureau, managed international development programs across former Soviet Union, and taught English in Ukraine.

The conference will take place on April 25th (Friday), at the CUNY Graduate Center, Elebash Recital Hall, from 6-8:30pm. Please RSVP here:

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