Monday, March 30th, 2020 Acorns for Oaks or Plankton for Whales: Social Movements and Political Parties Interaction in Independent Ukraine

Monday, March 30, 20202:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 3K7


Dr. Ivan Gomza is an Associate Professor of Public Policy and Governance at Kyiv School of Economics. Trained as a political scientist, he received his Ph.D. in 2012 after studying at the Joint Franco-Ukrainian Ph.D. Program at the University of Paris X-Nanterre, France, and the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. Later, Dr. Gomza was a German fellow of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (2013) and the Fulbright Faculty Development Program at College of William & Mary, Virginia (2016-2017). Professionally, he used to teach intensively at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, but in 2019 he joined the Kyiv School of Economics.
Dr. Gomza’s scholarly interests comprise contentious politics, democratization, authoritarian regimes, and the bumpy road toward good governance. Dr. Gomza is the author of academic articles and two books. His Social Movements: a Handbook (2018), is the first title in Ukrainian comprehensively covering the topic. His second book, The Decadent Republic: Ideology of French Integral Nationalism under the Third Republic(upcoming in 2020) was subsidized by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and Fulbright Program. The study explores instrumentalization and weaponization of fears of national decline by nationalist political entrepreneurs who aimed to overthrow one of the most durable democratic regimes of the interwar period. In addition to intensive teaching, Dr. Gomza frequently gives public lectures for various NGOs, think-tanks, and governmental agencies.


Ivan Gomza
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Governance at Kyiv School of Economics

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