Date and time: Tuesday, 25 February, 6:00PM
Venue: St. Antony's College, Pavilion Room
This event was free and open to all. The OUUS hosted a panel discussion on the recent events in Ukraine on Tuesday 25 February, with contributions from prominent scholars of modern Eastern European affairs.
Dr Andrew Wilson - Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Previously he was a Reader in Ukrainian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He has published widely on the politics and culture of the European neighbourhood, particularly on Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, and on the comparative politics of democratisation in the post-Soviet states.
Anton Shekhovtsov - Anton is a PhD student at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies and European Fellow of the Radicalism and New Media Research Group. He is also the editor of the "Explorations of the Far Right" book series at ibidem-Verlag.
Dr Olena Nizalova – Research Fellow in Health Economics at the University of Kent, and Associate Professor of Economics at the Kyiv School of Economics.
Andy Hunder – Director of the Ukrainian Institute, London, and an expert in Public Affairs, Communications and Government Relations in Ukraine. Andy has been a key figure in organising the protests in London in support of the Maidan protesters.
Mr Andrii Kuzmenko − Minister-Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission of Ukraine in the UK.
The panel discussion was chaired by Dr Uilleam Blacker, St Antony's College.
The event was attended by over 70 persons. Key points were live-tweeted on the OUUS Twitter account: @UkrainianOxford.
Date and time: 26 Apr 2017, 4:00 PM
Venue: Merton College, the Mure Room
The Trinity term has begun, and this week we will have an outstanding opportunity to meet Gennadiy Afanasiev, a Ukrainian human rights activist of Crimean origin who spent over 400 days in Russian prison. One month after the annexation of Crimea, Mr Afanasiev was arrested on the charge of 'terrorist activities' after participating in pro-Ukrainian demonstrations and sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment in a Russian penal colony. As a result of a high-profile prisoner exchange, he was released in 2016. We are delighted to welcome him to Oxford to tell us about his struggles, captivity and ongoing activism.
Date and time: 23 Feb 2017, 8:30PM
Venue: Worcester College, Lecture Room B, OX1 2HB
Price: £1.50 (includes a glass of wine)
International Film Society is showing one of Paradjanov’s masterpieces, Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors.
Paradjanov, an Armenian director and one of the great cinematic geniuses of Soviet cinema, tells a simple Romeo-and-Juliette-like story set in the Ukrainian Carpathian mountains. In Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, the simple tale of the unrequited love of Ivan and Marichka serves to revolutionise the art of story-telling in cinema, showing astonishing originality through the use of music, cinematography and camerawork. The film is a hypnotising whirlwind of colour and sound set against a background of folklore and traditional tales, which seems to come to us from another world.
Date and time: 24 Feb 2017, 7PM
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Green Templeton College, Oxford, OX2 6HG
This is the first event of Truth And Peace Series in Green Templeton College.
The goal of the initiative is to promote and strengthen the truthful dialogue in academia about challenges and conflicts around all the world.
Each event features a talk, a presentation or a film and a few minutes of silence or music followed by an open discussion.
Date and time:Wed, 15 February 2017, 1 p.m.
Venue: University College, Oxford (meet at porter's lodge)
Join us for our second conversational lunch in Hilary term, and get a chance to practice your Russian or Ukrainian language with native spreakers.
Our lunch will be followed by a short presentation of the Go Global project which offers volunteering opportunities in Ukraine.