Zoom Webinar: Ukrainian Studies Under Attack -- Columbia University


In his speech on February 21, 2022, Vladimir Putin claimed that Ukraine is a fake state created by Bolshevik Russia. His revisionist historical narrative is not only an attempt to justify an unjust war against the sovereign country of Ukraine, but also a direct attack on Ukrainian Studies as a discipline. This round table offers a decisive scholarly intervention in defense of historical truth and a reflection on our renewed responsibility as scholars in the face of the Russian military attack on Ukraine. Presented by the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University.

This webinar has passed, but you can find a recording on YouTube HERE.



Rory Finnin, University Associate Professor of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Cambridge

Valentina Izmirlieva, Professor of Slavic Literatures and Culture and Director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University

Vita Susak, art historian and expert at the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, Ministry of Culture of Ukraine

Frank Sysyn, Director of the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

Moderator: Mark Andryczyk, Associate Research Scholar and administrator of the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute