On February 11, 2019, Dr. Mykola Riabchuk, a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, delivered a public lecture on “Two Ukraines” Reconsidered: What the Euromaidan and Russo-Ukrainian War Have Wrought and What They Have Not” at Harvard University, USA. In his presentation, he contended that the undeclared Russo-Ukrainian war had substantially changed political views and geopolitical orientations of many Ukrainians. Even more crucially, it caused some shift in identities and value systems. The ethnically Russian and Russophone part of Ukrainian population was in particular challenged by the events and targeted by the Russian propaganda. Most of them, besides the Russia-occupied Crimea and Donbas, stood up for the Ukrainian cause and surprised many foreign observers, let alone Kremlin, with their newly discovered Ukrainian patriotism and civic loyalty. At the same time, the Ukrainian society remained strikingly ambivalent about many key issues, exposing a substantial residual attachment to various aspects of the imagined “East Slavonic” community that are barely compatible with a genuinely Ukrainian loyalty and identity. In the lecture, Mykola Riabchuk examined the available sociological data and argued that the new, future-oriented type of Ukrainian identity was evolving in a painstaking struggle with old habits, views and system of values. It may well supersede all the ethnic, linguistic and other divides in Ukrainian society if the new social trust that emerged between various groups during the war against the common enemy is properly institutionalized and effectively supported by both the functional state and nascent civil society. The full video record of the presentation is accessible at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dGIfN919Wo

 

 

 

 

On March 12, 2019 at I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the roundtable on topic “Presidential Elections – 2019 in conditions of Socio-Political contradictions and external influences” will be held.

Questions for discussion

  • Democratic electoral practices in war conditions
  • Motivation of Electoral Participation: Sociological and Political Studies
  • Russian and Euro-Atlantic influence on Ukrainian elections
  • Election technologies in Ukraine: old methods and new forms
  • Post-election scenarios for national development

The beginning: at 11.00 at the address: Kiev,  General Almazov street., 8, 2nd floor, cab. 202

Directions: st. Metro “Pechersk” or from st. Metro “Arsenal” trols. № 38, busses №. 55, 62 to the bus-stop “General Almazov Street”.

Those, wishing to take part in, can confirm their participation in the round table by March 7, 2019, at the email sl@ipiend.gov.ua, or by 285-77-22 (Loboda Svetlana Ivanivna), indicating the surname, name, place of work and position, degree (if any), contacts.

 

On January 24-25, 2019, in the Polish Rzeszów the XII Forum “Europe – Ukraine” was held. This year, about 800 politicians, parliamentarians, economists, diplomats, representatives of local authorities, experts from non-governmental organisations and journalists from Poland, Ukraine, other European countries and the USA took part in the meeting.

One of the panel discussion “Elections 2019 in Ukraine and their impact on Ukraine and Europe” was moderated by the Chief Research Scientist Galyna Zelenko.

Panel discussion “Election in Ukraine and their influence on Ukraine and Europe”

 

Galyna Zelenko

The outcome of the Forum was the plenary meeting “Central and Eastern Europe in the face of political and economic challenges” with the participation of the Polish Sejm’s Speaker Marek Kuchynskyi.

The participants of the Forum

On January 3, 2019, I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine announced a competition for the post of vacant posts (more…)

On December 17, on the basis of the Hlukhiv National Reserve, the second joint visiting meeting of the Expert Council on Ethnic Policy and the Expert Council on Freedom of Conscience and the Activities of Religious Organizations of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine took place.

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In Brussels (Belgium), the Representatives of Ukraine to the European Union, together with the European Parliament, organized an international conference “The Holodomor of 1932-1933 in Ukraine: Tragic Pages  of European History.” The conference took place at the House of European History at the European Parliament.

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On December 4, 2018, Dr. Mykola Riabchuk, a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, delivered a public lecture on “How civil is the Ukrainian civil society today?” at the University of Regensburg. In his presentation, the scholar defined Ukraine as a country with a relatively strong civil society that proved its strength during both the “Orange” (2004) and “Euromaidan” (2013-14) revolutions and the ensuing Russo-Ukrainian war that invoked unprecedented civic mobilization and volunteer movement in support of the beleaguered state and its dilapidated armed forces. Since then, Ukrainian civil society has also played an important role, alongside with some international sponsors, in “sandwiching” the evasive Ukrainian government and pushing it toward more radical reforms and crackdown on corruption.

To provide a more nuanced picture, the speaker addressed three contiguous problems. First, he discussed the internal vulnerability of civil society groups and some leaders to corruption and peccability that is skilfully used by the oligarchy to undermine credibility of the whole movement. Secondly, he mentioned their overwhelming dependence on international grants and sponsors and rather weak grass-root activity, especially beyond the large cities. And thirdly, he examined a rather ambiguous, often evasive stance of many civil society leaders vis-à-vis “uncivil society” that has also been boosted by the revolutionary upheaval. Today, however, it represents quite a threat for the fledgling Ukrainian democracy – not so much by its quantity and electoral strength but by its radical ideology, hate speech, and proclivity to violence. The speaker emphasized the need for more balanced assessment of all these problems inasmuch as they are often silenced or downplayed, on one side, and overblown and misinterpreted, on the other.

On November 30, 2018, on the basis of the Faculty of History of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, a scientific and practical conference “Transformation of the national idea in accordance with the challenges of time” was held. The event was organized by the Faculty of History of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, the Centre for the Political Values Study, and the International Renaissance Foundation.

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On November 28 – December 1, 2018, Halyna Zelenka, Chief Research Scientist of the Institute, together with a delegation of lectors from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, was at the Center for Polish and European Studies of the University of Warsaw. During the trip, the delegation also visited the European College in Natolin, the Batory Foundation and the Warsaw Office of the European Council on Foreign Relations. However, the main reason for the trip was the participation in the international scientific conference “European Studies in Poland and in Ukraine” held at the University of Warsaw. The members of the Ukrainian delegation received a unique opportunity for dialogue with Polish scholars and students who are interested in and professionally engaged in Ukrainian issues. One of the undoubted positive results of this trip for the domestic scientists was the strengthening of Ukrainian-Polish scientific communication.

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18-20 сентября в Люблине состоялся IV Всепольский конгресс политологов, на тему «Общество в эпоху перемен». Украинскую ассоциацию политических наук на нем представляла главный научный сотрудник института, доктор политических наук, профессор Галина Зеленько, которая во время пленарного заседания зачитала поздравительное письмо к польским коллегам от Президента Ассоциации политических наук Украины Олега Рафальского. Она также выступила с докладом «Внешние факторы во внутренней политике стран Центрально-Восточной Европы». В целом в конгрессе приняли участие свыше 700 участников из Польши и зарубежных стран. (more…)

On November 28, the Volyn Regional State Administration, Lesia Ukrainka Eastern European National University, Volynskyi Branch of the All-Ukrainian Human Rights Organization “Memorial” named after Vasyl Stus launched a new platform for Ukrainian-Polish cooperation – the Volyn Platform for Dialogue Scientific Forum. The objective of the event was to search for the components of a constructive dialogue in order to reach agreement on the issue of national memory and Ukrainian-Polish history. The science workers of I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor, Chief Research Scientist of the Department of history and theory of political science Yuri Shapoval and doctor of political sciences, professor, Leading Research Scientist of the Department of national minorities Oleg Kalakura, were invited to participate in the forum, which was held in the Volyn Regional Museum.

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On November 28, the delegation of the Academy of Social Sciences of the People’s Republic of China (ASN China) consisting of scientists from the Institute of Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Academy of Social Science of the People’s Republic of China, Zhang Hong and Wang Guizian visited the Institute.

More in details (in Ukrainian) here

On November 15, 2018, I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine announced a competition for the post of vacant posts

See more information (in Ukrainian) here

November 15, 2018 in Lviv, at the Ukrainian Catholic University, Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Ethno-Political Science at I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Mykola Riabchuk delivered a public lecture on “Europeans unwittingly? On the valuable dimension of Ukrainian identity”.

In detail (in Ukrainian) here

On November 6, 2018, within the Practical Policy School founded by the Department of Political Science, the Chief Scientist of I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor Galina Zelenko presented a public lecture “Choosing the profession of a political scientist: political science in the world dimension” for the students, postgraduate students and teachers of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

In detail (in Ukrainian) here

On October 18, 2018, a presentation of the 4-volume comprehensive study “The Paris Process: Causes, Consequences, Realities, Prospects” was held in Kyiv, in the premises of the Museum of the Ukrainian Revolution 1917-1921 (Kyiv City House of Teachers). Documents and Materials (1917-2017)” (the team of authors – L. Riaboshapko, O. Yarmish, V. Yaremchuk, O. Kucheruk). (more…)

On October 30, the visiting meeting of the Expert Council on Ethnopolitics and the Expert Council on Freedom of Religious Organizations activitof the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine took place in Zaporizhzhia. (more…)

The full version of Nagorna L.P.’s monograph «Historical culture: concept, information resource, reflective potential» was placed on the site of Institute.

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At the Canadian Institute of the Ukrainian Studies (Edmonton), Yuriy Shapoval has been to on the scientific mission

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On October 9, 2018, a meeting of the Admission Committee of the Institute took place.

According to the results of the entrance examination for the specialty, in foreign language and scientific achievements on the basis of the average score, the Admissions Committee adopted the following decision

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"Scientific Notes" of IPENR

Наукові записки Інституту політичних і етнонаціональних досліджень ім. І.Ф. Кураса НАН України. – 2018 / 1 (93) – 311с.

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