Panel with Taras Kuzio: Future of Ukraine – Escape the Soviet Legacy?

Future of Ukraine: Escape the Soviet Legacy Panel
February 13, 2015, Friday 6PM
Location: Tamalpais Room, David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

1. The Future of Ukraine: Weak State, Strong Society?
2. Pros and cons of decentralization in Ukraine
3. The Future of Ukraine: The place of Ukraine in Europe
4. The Future of Russia–Ukraine relations
5. What are the domestic obstacles to radical reform and fighting corruption?
6. What have we learned from Maidan II?
7. How can the diaspora become involved and what should the US and Canada do?
Three experts on the Ukraine politics, history, economy and international relations will share their knowledge and engage in a conversation with the audience:
Dr. Taras Kuzio, is a Senior Research Associate at the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta; and Non-Resident Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, School of Advanced International Relations, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kuzio is recognized as one of the foremost Western experts on the post-communist politics of Ukraine and Eurasia.
Dr. Alina Polyakova, Ph.D., is an Associate Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C., where she oversees the Ukraine program. Prior to joining the Council, Polyakova was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bern, a Fulbright Scholar, and National Science Foundation Fellow. Originally from Kyiv, she holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Valeria Korablyova, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, Philosophy of Humanities Department, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine); Carnegie Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Comparative Literature, Stanford University. Dr. Korablyova participated in both Ukrainian Maydan protests as an activist and converted her personal experience into a number of academic presentations.
Friday, February 13, 2014, 6-8:30pm
6 – 6:45 – Reception
6:45 – 7:30 – Lecture presentations
7:30 – 8:30 – Moderated discussion/Audience Q&A
Refreshments will be served. We plan to stream live and
record the video from the event.
Free registration required at
Sponsored by Nova Ukraine and the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, at UC Berkeley. Questions? Please call (510) 642-3230

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