JEF TALKS: People Beyond War, Identity Politics in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Russia
Join us for another edition of JEF Talks 📣, Friday 16th December from 1pm to 2pm in the KSU Common Room (Degree Plus Hours)
Spaces are limited, so please register using the following link as soon as possible 👉 https://forms.gle/4avdWyCXAvVEL3ZJ8
Engage in discussion alongside a group of expert panellists, some who have wide-ranging knowledge on the topics in question, and some who have a distinct and unique first-hand experience of what is being discussed. Time will be given for the panellists to answer a few curated questions, after which the stage will be handed to the people in attendance to ask questions and voice their opinions.
This year, the Russian army violated the internationally-recognised borders of a free, sovereign and democratic Ukraine. It tore down the already-fragile foundations of the peace and security architecture in Europe 77 years after the end of the Second World War.
Join us on the 16th of December as we will explore not just the geopolitical and economic repercussions of the Russo-Ukrainian war, but the impact the conflict has had on the civilians, caught in the midst of it all, regardless of their identity.
Some topics to be discussed are:
1. The impact on Ukrainians, as they defend their land and their right to be free, sovereign and active participants in the European and Transatlantic community.
2. The impact of the invasion on ordinary Russian citizens, as well as how, has their government's rhetoric and their perceptions of Russia's relationship with the rest of the World have impacted their identity as Russians.
3. The seemingly-irreparable damage inflicted on the historic fraternity between two Slavic peoples from the perspective of those who have experienced the harsh reality of the war for themselves.
📍KSU Common Room
📆 16th Dec 2022 | 1pm-2pm