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Book Launch | The Arts of War: Ukrainian Artists Confront Russia

The stories presented in Blair A. Ruble's newest collection, The Arts of War, highlight the ways in which Ukrainians have long explored the meaning of their country and culture through the arts; and the manner in which the arts and their creators have empowered Ukrainians to confront the Russian invaders.

Date & Time

Tuesday
Nov. 28, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm ET
The Arts of War: Ukrainian Artists Confront Russia, Year One

Location

6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online

Overview

The Ukrainian response to the 2022 Russian full-scale invasion has inspired a new appreciation for their country both within and beyond Ukraine. The steadfastness of Ukrainians in the defense of their country has surprised many. The stories presented in Blair A. Ruble's newest collection, The Arts of War, highlight the ways in which Ukrainians have long explored the meaning of their country and culture through the arts; and the manner in which the arts and their creators have empowered Ukrainians to confront the Russian invaders. Dr. Ruble explains how these developments also offer intriguing clues about the culture, society, and politics of a post-war Ukraine.

This event featured introductory remarks by Ukrainian Ambassador to the US H.E. Oksana Markarova. 

Keynote Speaker

Oksana Markarova

Ambassador Oksana Markarova

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States

Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

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