|Friday, April 1, 2016||10:00AM - 5:00PM||108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs|
1 Devonshire Place
Theses abound with regard to the events that took place on Kyiv’s Maidan over the winter of 2013-14 and its many outcomes, including Ukraine’s ongoing conflict with Russia. This conference will bring together several experts on the region to discuss the impact of these events on local people’s everyday lives. Speakers will present in-depth analyses based on interviews with the internally displaced, studies of shifting priorities in media coverage, and emerging initiatives among several groups of activists, NGOs, and others committed to addressing civic
issues of increasing concern.
10am-10.15 Opening Remarks
Panel 1: Information and Democracy: Media, Student Activism, and the Role of the Church
Moderator: Serhiy Kovalchuk (PhD, Education, U-Toronto)
Marta Dyczok (Political Science/History, Western University): Faces of Displacement
Diana Dukhanova (Slavic Dept, Brown Univ): Proxy War: The Ukrainian Orthodox Church Schism in Russian Mass Media
Emily Channell-Justice (PhD Candidate, Anthropology, Graduate Center-CUNY): Direct Action: Ukrainian Student Activism Before and During Maidan
Panel 2: After the Revolution of Dignity: Mass Displacement, Disability Activism, and Solutions to Intimate Partner Violence
Moderator: Katarzyna Korycki (PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto)
Sarah Phillips (Director of REEI and Professor of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington): Disability, Gender, and Citizenship in War-Torn Ukraine
Iryna Balabukha (Syracuse, College of Human Dynamics, currently based in Montreal): Intimate Partner Violence in Ukraine – Social, Legal, and Gendered Contexts
Jessica Zychowicz (Munk/CERES/Jacyk Program Postdoctoral Fellow): Why Art Now? Kyiv Artists’ Narratives of Identity, Gender, and Conflict
3.15-5 pm Film Screening: “This is Gay Propaganda: LGBT Rights and the War in Ukraine,” Directed by Marusya Bociurkiw.
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