October 17, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:30am
The First Death is a short documentary film by Ukrainian independent film project Babylon'13, which details the Maidan movement's first casualty, Serhiy Nigoyan, who died on January 22nd, 2014 from gunshot wounds. Through interviews and live coverage of the events, the film makes the case that the deaths of Nigoyan and other protesters served as the catalyst that turned the movement from a demonstration into a revolution. Film Director Yuriy Gruzinov was joined by Wilson Center Senior Scholar and Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Miller to discuss the movie and the events in Kyiv that sparked the crisis.
October 09, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Much discussion has taken place about the political implications and outcomes of the conflict in Ukraine, but these have been shaped by military realities on the ground. Michael Kofman discussed the current military balance and the actual state of Ukraine’s military and defense industry. The tactics employed in this summer's fighting by all sides will have implications that reverberate throughout the process of ceasefire and political settlement. It is important to understand the military nuances in order to gain perspective on Ukraine's options in the future.
September 22, 2014 // 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Odessa has seen some of the worst violence and clashes outside of the war-torn eastern provinces of Ukraine but has received relatively little coverage. Join us for a discussion of Odessa's perspective on the ongoing crisis with Volodymyr Dubovyk, Director, Center for International Studies, I. Mechnikov National University in Odessa.
August 05, 2014 // 3:00pm — 4:30pm
Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia have been independent states for more than 23 years. Although geographically contiguous, they differ in language, religion, and political and security orientation. How is each country faring in state-building, developing democracy, and improving economic performance? What are their relationships with Russia and the West, and with each other? How does their historical experience influence current developments, and what are their long term prospects?
July 22, 2014 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Russia's annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in eastern Ukraine is having ripple effects throughout Eurasia. But what has been the impact in the immediate neighborhood, the South Caucasus, Moldova, and Belarus as well as Ukraine itself?
July 16, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Marc Berenson's unique surveys of Poles, Russians, and Ukrainians, conducted from 2004 to 2012 regarding their attitudes towards paying taxes, illustrate that Polish citizens express a far greater willingness and support for paying taxes than Russian citizens, who, in turn, are more willing taxpayers than Ukrainian citizens. Unlike Poles, whose compliance is related to their trust in the state, and Russians, whose compliance is related to their fear of the state, Ukrainians, showing the lowest support for tax obedience, have reacted to state efforts to increase compliance with less fear and little trust.
July 15, 2014 // 3:30pm — 4:30pm
The Euromaidan Revolution in Ukraine was not simply against the surging corruption of the last decades, but for a new national agenda across the board. However, for Ukraine to succeed and to sustain the faith of those who supported the Euromaidan, further deep changes in the political system are still needed.
July 03, 2014 // 10:00am — 1:00pm
Kennan Institute in Ukraine
Міжнародний круглий стіл «Українсько-турецькі відносини на сучасному етапі: можливості та перешкоди» відбувся у Києві 3 липня 2014 року. Програма круглого столу включала широке коло питань двосторонніх стосунків України і Туреччини, зокрема чорноморської безпеки, економічних відносин, транспорту та енергетики, співробітництва у галузях науки, освіти і культури. Особливу увагу учасники дискусії приділили найбільш актуальним проблемам, які турбують обидві країни, таким як ситуація в окупованому Росією Криму та навколо нього, становище кримських татар, безпека і припинення бойових дій на Добансі, криза на Близькому Сході і стан справ у Сирії та Іраку.
June 28, 2014 // 10:00am — 1:00pm
Kennan Institute in Ukraine
Презентація чергового випуску журналу «Суспільство і релігія» Університету міста Фрайбурга, присвяченого подіям в Україні, відбулася у Києві 28 червня 2014 року. Автори збірки, серед яких багато випускників програм Інституту Кеннана, аналізували причини, перебіг і наслідки української революції, роль Заходу і Росії у розгортанні кризи, пропонували можливі шляхи її подолання.
June 24, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
Can a state without energy security be considered fully sovereign? What factors go into state responses to external energy challenges, and what lessons can they draw from past crises? Lucia Seybert examines varied approaches by Lithuania, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and Belarus for reconciling energy needs with state sovereignty. Mapping the underlying dynamics to this tension between energy and security is important for our understanding of energy cooperation and conflict in Europe and beyond.