Online Class: A ZOOM invitation link will be sent one day before class begins.
Join us for this presentation which will focus on key points in Ukrainian cultural and political development, emphasizing Ukraine’s complicated relationship with Russia. While Ukraine and Russia have an intertangled history, one longstanding theme is Ukrainian efforts to break free of Russian domination and establish a separate Ukrainian identity. How this history plays into the current conflict and features of contemporary Ukraine will be emphasized throughout the talk.
Paul Kubicek is a Professor of Political Science at Oakland University. He wrote his Ph.D. dissertation (University of Michigan, 1995) on post-Soviet Ukraine, and has published extensively on Ukrainian and Russian politics, the European Union, democratization, and Turkey. He has recently updated his book, The History of Ukraine (Bloomsbury/Greenwood).